Liverpool striker Fabio Borini hopes to start against Europa League opponents Young Boys of Berne tonight.

And the forward cannot wait to get started.

"I think it's a great competition to play because it's really close to the level of the Champions League," the 21-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com.

"I think it's got the same importance because at the end the champions will play against the champions of the Champions League, which is a great pleasure.

"It's a very good level because you can see it has got many teams that won the league as well or just came third."