Liverpool striker Fabio Borini wants to help fire the club to Europa League success when he returns from foot surgery, reports ESPN. The 21 year old has been unavailable since breaking a bone in his foot in mid-October but is hoping to resume training just after Christmas.

The former Roma man was at Stadio Friuli to see his team-mates qualify for the Europa League knockout stages by beating Udinese 1-0 on Thursday, and he is aiming to ensure he can play his part when the competition resumes in February.

"I'm quite good now - working hard every day," he told Liverpool's official website. "The foot is very good and on Monday I see the surgeon to sort out the screws and see if they are taken out or not. On December 26, I'll be back in Liverpool.

"I feel strong. I'm working a lot on the other muscles. I'll start working on my ankle and foot, which is better, and my calf is a lot better."

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