The German international has been impressive with his recent run of games.
The Germany, who spoke to the official Liverpool website, said: "My favourite position is central midfield and the manager knows that, but if I get a chance to play and help the team I will happily play at the back."
He did, however, add that his versatility - which he displayed during his time at Bayer Leverkusen - that being able to play in different positions is an advantage.
"It's an advantage for the team to have a player like that and it's an advantage for me personally as well. If I am needed in central defence, that is where I will play.
"It's great when you are playing and you don't lose. Nothing comes out of nothing; I think I've performed well and shown what I can do, but I need to keep on improving, and I hope I get a lot more games.
"For me personally, the last few weeks have been better than the weeks before that. I am playing more now and every player enjoys it more when he is on the pitch."
Since his second half appearance in the 1-0 win over Burnley on Boxing Day, the recently turned 21-year-old has been one of the more assured defensive figures in this Liverpool side.
But he has played further forward this season, and in a wider role which shows that he could become a pivotal member of this Liverpool squad in years to come. In the defeat to Chelsea earlier on in the season, he shows he could be a powerful player bursting forward in the middle, while his passing range has been on display wherever he he has played.
There was an appetite among Liverpool fans for the German to get more game time, and he is showing exactly why right now.