Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker believes he has been able to quickly settle into life on Merseyside due to the Reds' Brazilian contingent.
The Brazilian made a £65 million move from Roma in July, with considerable pressure put on the No.13 to perform as Jurgen Klopp's first-choice goalkeeper.
The 25-year-old has had a solid start to his Reds campaign, keeping six clean sheets in 10 league appearances so far.
Alisson was playing in Brazil for Internacional a mere two years ago and admits getting used to a different life in England has been a process.
"The weather is different, everything changes; you have to adapt to everything, a new language. So having the Brazilians here does help.
"It helps me and helps my family settle in as well. My wife socialises a lot with my Brazilian teammates’ wives as well.
"That’s really important and it helps me, knowing my family are well and there’s a wider support network for them, even though the club provides us with everything we need.
"I have a great relationship with all my teammates here but it’s always good to have a piece of home, our country, with us."
And he explained how it was a surprise birthday party for another new Brazilian in the Reds squad - Fabinho, who joined Liverpool from Monaco this summer.
"There was a band there and I really like singing and I play the guitar; all the lads like to have a laugh as well.
"We all had a sing-song and took the opportunity to celebrate the important victory we’d had that day as well. We certainly had a great time."
How has it helped you to have fellow Brazilians at the club? Does it influence your game on the pitch in a positive way?