Fabio Borini targeting Anfield goal after strike against Aston Villa

Fabio Borini

Borini got his first goal for Liverpool since returning to the club from his loan spell with Sunderland

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini says he would like to get his first goal of the season in front of the crowd at Anfield having managed to find the net on his last outing in the win over Aston Villa.

The Italian scored only his third goal for Liverpool since signing for the club in the summer of 2012. The Italian has found the net at Anfield before, but it was on his first appearance on Merseyside as he scored the opening goal in a 3-0 win over Gomel in a Europa League play-off.

Borini told the official Liverpool website: "A home goal is the next one I am trying to score.

"At home I probably haven't been involved as much as in the away games because all the games I have started in the league this season have been away.

"But it would be nice to score in front of our fans because I could celebrate with them."

There is a chance the Italian could play some part in tomorrow's FA Cup fourth round tie against Bolton at Anfield, with manager Brendan Rodgers saying in his press conference that he is prepared to make some changes with the second leg of the semi-final of the League Cup against Chelsea just three days later.

It could present an opportunity for the 24-year-old to register just his fourth goal for the club. Borini turned down moves to Queens Park Rangers, and to make last season's loan move at Sunderland a permanent one, and he says he has played a little more than he perhaps anticipated this season.

He added: "I am enjoying playing and I can give my help to the team with goals, performances and hard work. It's enjoyable.

"When you're out [of the team] for a long time and you get a little bit [of action], you get a taste and want to be involved in every game and try to score. That's what gives me the passion - you get a little bit and you want more.

"I'm a player that always wants to play, even if I only had one leg!" 

Though he may not be the quickest, and people will have expected more goals from Borini, it's hard to question his desire or passion for playing football. The biggest attribute he has is his movement, and he seems to be more of a one-touch finisher rather than the kind of forward who is going to provide for himself. 

With his confidence rising, and that of the teams, he'd be hoping to find the net on a more regular basis if given the game time.

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