Midfielder Jordan Henderson believes his experiences at Liverpool have helped him handle pressure better.
The 24-year-old took time to settle following his £16million move from Sunderland and at the start of his third season he was offered to Fulham as a makeweight in a failed deal for Clint Dempsey.
Henderson rejected the move and his decision has been fully justified as he has been one of the Reds' most consistent performers over the last 12 months, becoming an England regular in the process.
He suffered early on at Anfield from not having a settled position and that led to criticism being directed at him but Henderson has put that well behind him now.
The 10 debutants to look out for this weekend
The 10 debutants to look out for this weekend
1/8 Radamel Falcao (Manchester United)
One of four Manchester United players on this list, Falcao's arrival at Manchester United was the biggest surprise of a mad summer. It will be interesting to see where Louis van Gaal decides to play the Colombian hitman - will he start alongside Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, will he replace one of them, or will he start from the bench?
2/8 Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
Brought in on a massive fee, the English teenager has been roundly criticised for failing to get fit in time for the new season. With Ashley Young struggling as Van Gaal's left wing-back Luke Shaw should come in and immediately be an upgrade in the position. United and England fans will certainly be hoping so.
3/8 Marcos Rojo (Manchester United)
Almost a month after arriving at Manchester United, and four games into the season, Argentine defender Marcos Rojo finally has a passport and should play. Louis van Gaal's team have looked porous at the back and the fiesty defender should add some bite to the back-line.
4/8 Daley Blind (Manchester United)
A Louis van Gaal favourite, Daley Blind is a versatile player capable of slotting in across the defence, at wing-back or in central midfield. Classy and composed on the ball, Blind is a clever player - it'll be interesting to see where the Manchester United boss opts to play the utility man.
5/8 Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)
Danny Welbeck was brilliant for England in Switzerland, scoring two goals and showing all of the energy and enthusiasm that has made him a manager's favourite. Arsenal were desperately in need of cover after the injury to Olivier Giroud and Gunners fans will be hoping the £16m striker hits the ground running.
6/8 Alex Song (West Ham)
Although he never managed to break into the first team in two years at Barcelona, Alex Song is undoubtedly a top quality player. West Ham needed to add goals and flair to their struggling side and Sam Allardyce will be hoping Song can get close to the 11 assists he provided for Arsenal in the 2011-12 season.
7/8 Abel Hernandez (Hull City)
Steve Bruce has spent the majority of the money he received for the sale of Shane Long on the 24-year-old Hernandez. The Uruguayan had an excellent season in Serie A last year scoring 14 goals for Palermo, but is a bit of a wildcard. The pacey striker will look to develop the same kind of partnership Long enjoyed with Nikica Jelavic last season
8/8 Ricky Alvarez (Sunderland)
Alvarez's signature is a coup for Gus Poyet and Sunderland. The tall Argentina midfielder oozes class and was impressive for Inter Milan last season with four goals and eight assists, before being selected for the World Cup. Sunderland struggled for goals last season and will be hoping Alvarez can provide a spark for their strikers.
"There is always going to be pressure because Liverpool is a big club," he said.
"Everybody expects us to do well, especially with how we did last season (finishing second) so you have to deal with pressure when you're a footballer.
"Everybody loves that pressure because it means you are doing something right and people are expecting you to do well.
"You have to put the pressure on yourself when you go out and perform and you have to give 100 per cent and just give your best every time.
"Personally I feel as though I've been through a lot over the last few years.
"I feel as though I have matured a lot and I can deal with it in my own way. I can do more things.
"The more pressure, the more I like it. I think that will be the same for quite a lot of the lads as well."
Rodgers has strengthened his squad considerably to cope with the additional demands of the Champions League and believes they will gel together quickly.
"We have had a great window. There has been a lot of work which has gone into it," he said.
"Look at Alberto Moreno's performance at Tottenham, in only his second game, and Javier Manquillo has settled in for such a young player.
"Adam Lallana (who could make his debut against Aston Villa later today) will go on and show his qualities, Emre Can was unfortunate (to get injured on international duty) as he was just starting to find his feet and get his fitness so that is a disappointment he is out.
"Rickie Lambert settled in really well and Dejan Lovren has come in and been fantastic.
"The players we have brought in, I have been pleased because we were specific in the types we were bringing in."