Liverpool forward Fabio Borini has just returned from injury but has no qualms about battling for a first team slot with new signing Daniel Sturridge. The Italian, who has made two substitute appearances since his return to fitness, is ready to take his chance.

"Competition in positions is good because everyone is fighting for their place," said Borini.

"Daniel and I were together in the reserves, going backwards and forward from the first team, as we were the same position.

"Then I had a problem with my contract and I was back with the reserves.

"There was some rivalry for the position, like every team has, but we are good friends too.

"You have to fight for your place all the time, even in life.

"It is a big chance for us (him and Sturridge) because we always waited for this chance to be part of a big project at a big club.

"We both know Brendan and the way he thinks and works so that is helping us but we have to do our job as well."

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