Alberto Moreno has claimed that he never considered leaving Liverpool and that he always intended on fighting for his place at left-back.
The defender had fallen out of favour with boss Jurgen Klopp last season, who preferred to play James Milner on the left of the defence leaving Moreno to make just 12 league appearance last season - with only two of them being starts.
While Milner shone in a role that is not his natural position, while Klopp also brought in Hull City's Andrew Robertson this summer, with many believing that his arrival would force Moreno out of the club.
While the defender admitted to Marca (via Sky Sports) that those events set alarm bells ringing, he was committed to fighting for his place.
He said: "My idea was to stay, to work and to win [back] my place. I saw myself as capable.
"I spoke to [Jurgen] Klopp, he told me that he could not promise me anything, to work, and that they were going to a sign a number three.
"There I thought that something was wrong. I spoke to my people and they told me to work, to start from scratch and then we'll see. And here we are."
That work appears to have paid off with Milner returning to midfield duty Moreno has started nine of the 11 games so far this season putting his stamp on the left-back position.
Moreno's resurgence in form has not only been recognised by Klopp, but also by Spain manager Julen Lopetegui who recalled the defender back to international duty for their friendlies against Costa Rica and Russia, which could help land him a place in the World Cup squad next year.