FABIO BORINI is determined to make up for lost time after the Liverpool striker recovered from a broken bone in his foot.
The Italy international made his comeback after three months on the sidelines as a substitute in last Sunday’s defeat to Manchester United.
Prior to the injury, Borini had endured a difficult start to his Reds career with just one goal in 11 appearances following his £11million summer move from Roma.
“It was good to come back, especially in a big game and play 30 minutes,” he said.
“All the memories of the last three months and the things I’ve been through went from my mind. I put all my worries and the bad things about the injury behind me.
“It was extremely frustrating because in the last three years I have got injured for three months every year in October. I haven’t played a full season yet because of those injuries, but I hope they’ll stop. My Liverpool career is actually starting now.
“The thought of showing people what I am able to do kept my spirits up. It gave me strength to not give up and show people I can do much more than I had before.”
Borini returned to Italy to do his rehabilitation but remained in close contact with boss Brendan Rodgers and his team-mates.
He added: “I spoke a few times with Brendan, Lucas (Leiva) and Stevie (Gerrard), and I went to Udine to watch the Europa League game. When I got back, it was like I’d never been away.
“The manager has given me trust and strength that I can count on every day. I want to do better and better.”