DEAN Bouzanis admits his nickname has got lost in translation – but it has helped him become an instant hit with the Stanley fans.
The Australian keeper is called "Boozer" by the Reds faithful and even has his own song despite only a short spell at the club.
"To be honest, in Australia, it’s actually pronounced "Bow-ser" (Bouzer) but it has been lost with the accents since I came over here," said the 19-year-old Liverpool stopper.
"I accept Boozer – it’s just seems to have stuck. I have heard the fans sing their song about me and it is really good to hear as you come to a club and you want to be liked by the fans and it makes you want to win every game for them."
Bouzanis is loving life at Accrington after getting his first taste of League action accidentally – but since then has held his place.
He came on loan to give competition to Ian Dunbavin but when the regular stopper got injured against Barnet in the FA¿Cup second round clash, Bouzanis has stepped in and hasn’t looked back.
And he has since played seven games with a record of five wins and two losses – to Bury in the league and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat at League One leaders Leeds.
"I didn’t have a lot of time to think for my debut. I was straight on and I hadn’t even warmed up," he said. "It was a shock at first as it was so different to reserve team football and it has taken some time to get used to.
"In the reserves they pass the ball around a lot more and it’s a different type of football in League Two – for corners the box is so congested – and it is really physical but it is a good experience."
Bouzanis has been with Liverpool for three years and, with a Greek mother, has represented both Australia and Greece at youth level.
Last season he helped the Liverpool youth team to the FA Youth Cup Final but knew he was ready for some first team experience.
And he said he had heard of Accrington long before he came on loan in November.
"I read up a lot about football and love football so I knew plenty about Accrington even when I was in Australia," he said. "I was pleased when I got the chance to come here. I wanted to play some games and improve and it is a great club.
"It’s great to play competitive games and, for me, they are all new grounds and it’s a good experience, like playing in the local derby against Morecambe – those are the games you want to play in.
"We needed to win and I like that kind of pressure and it is a test for me to play in that kind of environment.
"All the lads were up for it, it was close, there was a big crowd and I will never forget it as I have always wanted to play in a local derby at a professional level. And to win there – that was great for the fans."
He also got to play at Elland Road against former Premier giants Leeds – who had in goal ex-Red loanee and fellow Liverpool keeper David Martin.
"I guess he is number three at Liverpool and I am number four and it was strange to be in the tunnel playing against him – there was a bit of banter. But it is always good to compare yourself and see where he and I am up to."
And Bouzanis is hoping he can stay until the end of the season and help Stanley into the play-offs. He has signed on for another month.
"It is a month to month loan deal but I am hoping I can stay until May as I love it here and then we will see where I am at as I am out of contract at Liverpool.
"Every game is important now at Accrington as, with our two games in hand, we can get into fifth place if we win them and it is great to have something to play for and strive for.
"Then, if we beat Gillingham in the FA¿Cup, we will face Fulham and that’s massive, especially at home. They are all big games – and that’s what I want."