Jay Spearing determined to establish himself at Liverpool

Jay Spearing says he's fighting every day to establish himself at Liverpool. The Scouse midfielder accepts he cannot afford to rest on his laurels.

Jay Spearing says he's fighting every day to establish himself at Liverpool.

The Scouse midfielder accepts he cannot afford to rest on his laurels.

"Kenny has given me a lot of confidence and has shown the faith that young local lads like me need to get a chance," he told LFC magazine. "But half of it has to do with myself as well; the effort I put in day in, day out.

"There's a lot of stuff in training that not a lot of people see.

"It's the way I've been brought up because you don't get much from life without hard work.

"My dad said to me that I had to take each day as it comes and prove every single day that I was better than the last one.

"The only way that I was going to get games was by working harder than anybody else in training; not necessarily show that I was better than anybody else but prove that I could compete and not be overawed - to show them I'm up for the fight."

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