Fabio Borini has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Liverpool this month, insisting he is happy to stay and fight for his place at Anfield.
Borini was given his first Premier League start since September in the 1-0 win at Sunderland last weekend, and is contention to face Aston Villa on Saturday.
The Italian is yet to score this season however, and has a total of just two goals in 33 appearances over the course of his Liverpool career.
Yet he is still adamant he can help the team, and remains determined to avoid a transfer this month and prove his worth at the club.
“I’ve never regretted staying here.
“Yes, I could have left, but I wanted to stay at Liverpool and I’m glad I did.
“To be honest, going back to last summer, I didn’t expect to play as much as I have done so far.
“With Daniel Sturridge’s injuries, I’ve played more than I expected. I think I’ve done OK.
“I probably should have scored a couple of goals from the few chances I’ve had, but I’m quite happy with my season so far.
“I won’t be leaving this month either. I started the last game and I don’t see any reason why I would need to change clubs. I see it as all positive for me.”
Borini had the opportunity to leave the club in the summer, but says he stayed as he did not want to take a step down in his career, whilst also feeling settled on Merseyside.
“The reason I said no to the clubs who wanted to sign me was that I wanted to play for a top-four club,” he said.
“I wanted to play in the Champions League and in the biggest European competitions.
“I don’t think you can blame any player for having that kind of ambition.
“For me it was all about what I want to achieve in the future with my life.
“I took into account my football and also my personal life. That’s why I decided to stay at Liverpool. I have no regrets. This is what I want.
“It was never about money. If that was my motivation then I would have left for Dubai and I’d be playing football over there.
“I never looked at money. It was only ever about football and my ambitions. I still believe I can be a success at Liverpool.”
Fabio, your ambitions are what any player coming to this club would expect, you seem like a nice guy and you say all the right things and people admire you for that. Unfortunately you don’t cut the mustard as a top player, and you could find yourself plying your trade at another club were you will have more playing time.
The reality is this imposter of a manager brings in mediorce players and it is not just you we have far too many at this club. At the end of the day what can you expect from the wee mam, no experience at this level, pretends he is some kind of master technician and treats us supporters like we are idiots.
So Fabio wherever you may end up I wish you well you deserve that if nothing else. YNWA