Liverpool's Italian striker Fabio Borini insists he will soon start scoring for the club

Fabio Borini: Confident he will soon start finding the back of the net

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Liverpool striker Fabio Borini insists he will soon start finding the back of the net on a regular basis for the Anfield giants.

The 21-year-old Italian, signed in the summer from Roma, so far has only one goal to his name from 10 appearances across all competitions for the Reds - the opener in a 3-0 Europa League qualifying victory at home against Belarusian outfit FC Gomel.

He will be looking to boost his tally on Thursday evening when Liverpool, now on their second match in Group A, welcome opponents from his native country to Anfield in the form of Udinese.

Reflecting on the strike against Gomel, Borini said: "It meant a lot because it was my first game at Anfield, so that was really nice.

"With the (first) Premier League goal, it is just a matter of time. As a striker, if you get into the right positions and you keep getting there, they (goals) will come.

"At Liverpool the expectations are always high because it is a top club and it has to be this way.

"If I have come here, it is because I also have big expectations - that is why I chose this club."

Borini is looking forward to facing Italian opposition on Thursday.

"It's nice to play against Italian teams, it always gives me an extra boost and motivation to prove something to Italy," he said.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is convinced Borini will be a success for the Reds.

"He is a young player I know very well and over time he will only get better and better," Rodgers said.

"He is a good kid who wants to work and there is no doubt over the coming years he will prove to be a very good player for the club."