The Reds will make their first appearance in Europe's top club competition in five years when they face Belgian side Ludogorets Razgrad tomorrow.
With Daniel Sturridge out with a hamstring injury, the manager told talkSPORT: "The boy is only just in the door. The best players enjoy that responsibility and I am sure it is one he is relishing but on the training field he is going to work hard to accept that responsibility knowing he has been brought in here to do a job which is to create and score goals and work hard.
"He was unfortunate he was ill last week and it was only on the morning of the [defeat to Aston Villa] he declared himself fit to play, which shows he really wanted to get out and play here.
"He is also experienced as well. He is arguably one of the most experienced players we have in terms of this competition and international calibre and at club level."