Fabio Borini has reiterated his desire to prove himself at Anfield, despite the club accepting two offers to sell him this summer, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Borini stood firm to remain at Liverpool on deadline day, despite big money offers from both Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers.
And the Italian remains convinced he can help the Reds this season, backing himself to improve upon his tally of ten goals for Sunderland last season.
“The transfer market was like a storm,” he said. “Now it has passed, I don’t have problems anymore.
“I’m included in the Champions League’s list, and we are training well. In the summer, there was a lot of talk, but there weren’t big misunderstandings.
“My wish is to play in a top club and Liverpool is a top club. There have never been real problems, I know what my goals are and how I can reach them. Staying at Liverpool was one of them. I’m in a great team that tries to win every competition and that’s what I want.”
Brendan Rodgers has added both Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli to the Liverpool attack this summer, but Borini remains confident he can compete for a first team place.
“If I stayed here, it’s because I thought I can play,” he said. “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.”
He added: “I’m very comfortable with Rodgers, I’ve a serene and professional relationship with him.
“This year, I’d like to improve compared to what I’ve done in the past. So I want to score more than 10 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.
“I was at ease at Sunderland (on loan last season). I had an excellent season, we avoided relegation in an incredible way. I scored 10 goals, it’s never easy in Premier League. I want to prove myself at Liverpool now.”
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