The 24-year-old loan signing from Real Madrid says that while he has tried to adapt as a No. 10 role behind Luis Suarez, he would be more comfortable in a holding role at AnfieldNuri Sahin says that he is being played in the wrong position for Liverpool, opining that he would prefer to play in a holding midfield position for the Premier League side instead of a more attack-minded role.
The 24-year-old Turkey international moved to Anfield on loan from Real Madrid in the summer and has been playing behind Luis Suarez as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to support a depleted attacking line. The midfielder stated that he is not as comfortable playing in such as advanced position, though, and would like to occupy a similar role to that in which he impressed for Borussia Dortmund between 2005 and 2011.
"I've played my whole career deeper but I have played as a No. 10 here. It was new for me but I tried my best," Sahin told reporters. "If I could choose a position it would be holding as I feel more comfortable there."
Sahin, who has made seven Premier League appearances for Liverpool this season but has missed the last four league games through injury, was back in the team as his side beat Udinese 1-0 in the Europa League - although had to go off injured after just 12 minutes.
The Reds have struggled for form this season and are currently in 12th position in the Premier League, but a win against West Ham on Sunday afternoon would send Rodgers' side above the Hammers into the top half.