Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is aiming to prove himself at the club after a possible summer move away from Anfield failed to materialise, the Daily
The Italian became Brendan Rodgers’ first Liverpool signing when he arrived in the summer of 2012, but struggled with injuries throughout his first season and ended it with just one Premier League goal to his name.
In order for him to gain first-team football, he moved on loan to Sunderland last season and scored seven league goals. The Black Cats looked set to sign him on a permanent basis, only for Borini to have a late change of heart. Later in the transfer window, he rejected a move to Queens Park Rangers in favour of staying at Liverpool.
And the 23-year-old believes he can still make an impact despite the presence of Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli and rickie Lambert. He said: “If I stayed here, it’s because I thought I can play.
‘It’s not out of thirst of greatness or to keep my spot here. I’m not like that. If I stayed at Liverpool it’s because I think I could compete. Of course, there are excellent players here, but you can’t win all the competitions with weak ones. I want to turn the great competition into an advantage and improve day after day.
“This year, I’d like to improve compared to what I’ve done in the past. So I want to score more than ten goals. And, especially, I want to be called up in the national team. I want to take back what I want and what I think I deserve, also in a top team.’
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