Downing outstanding in Liverpool victory
Downing registered his first league assist for the Merseysiders in setting up Steven Gerrard - after Martin Skrtel's opener - and capped his performance with a goal of his own before Luis Suarez added an injury-time fourth.
"Coming off a bad result against Villa, we let ourselves down, and the manager said we had to bounce back tonight and I thought we did that in style," he told ESPN.
"I'm just trying to work hard and take the opportunity when I'm given it.
"I'm here to play and as long as I get the opportunity I'll try my best."