‘When called on I did well’ - Fabio Borini has belief in himself

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Fabio Borini has been talking about his contribution to Liverpool's cause in recent weeks.

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini believes his consistent hard work in training means he will always be ready when called upon.

The former Sunderland loanee has made seven appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side this season, but despite featuring for a total of 344 minutes he has failed to score in any competition to date.

Despite that, the 23-year-old is still relatively happy with his contributions against Real Madrid and Chelsea.

Liverpool lost both matches, but speaking to the club’s official website the Italian said, “I think that when I was called upon to play I did well against Real Madrid or against Chelsea, when we were down and we needed to chase the game.”

Borini went on to reveal why he is confident whenever he is picked to play.

“In training I work hard every day, so I’ve got the same rhythm every day,” he added. “So it’s easy for me to get into the game, like I showed against Swansea.”

To date that has been one of only two 90-minute appearances by the Liverpool forward this campaign, despite the misfiring form of summer signing Mario Balotelli and the failure of Rickie Lambert to get off the mark for his new club.

But it seems that no matter how rare Borini’s chances may be, he believes in himself. But as pleased as Rodgers will be to hear that, the trick now is to start scoring.

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