"With this move here I have a lot to prove. If you come to a club like Liverpool, you have to deliver," he added.
"I will hopefully show I can be a good player for Liverpool.
"I like also to play technical football. I see myself as a player who tries to play football but I can also make a tackle."
Argentina captain Mascherano asked Hodgson for a transfer on the day he returned to pre-season training after an extended break following the World Cup.
Mascherano refused to discuss his future when asked after playing in Argentina's friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Wednesday.
"I will not talk about that - I am still a Liverpool player but I can't say any more," said Mascherano.
Mascherano ponders his Anfield future
The 26-year-old is keen to be reunited with former Reds boss Rafael Benitez at Inter Milan, although the Serie A club appear unwilling to meet Liverpool's valuation of him.
Macherano said he would return to Liverpool on Thursday and attend training.
Regarding any further fee, a statement on the
said: "The consideration for the disposal may increase by a further maximum of 1.2m euros (£1m) on achieving given sports performances in the course of the duration of the contract."
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