Liverpool will fight for the top four next season, says Fabio Borini

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini believes the Reds can challenge for a top-four finish next season if they can turn draws into victories

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Brendan Rodgers signed Fabio Borini from Roma last summer Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Fabio Borini believes Liverpool can fight for a top-four finish next season if the Reds can turn stalemates into victories.

Brendan Rodgers’s side have drawn 13 games in the Premier League this season – only Everton and Norwich City have racked up more stalemates – with the Reds a mammoth 12 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Borini, who joined in a £12m move from Roma, has endured a difficult campaign with the striker missing three months with a broken foot in October before dislocating his shoulder in a 5-0 win against Swansea.

But the Italy international is looking forward to putting his fitness issues behind him next term and helping Liverpool secure a long-awaited return to Champions League football.

“It’s another opportunity but I will start with the same attitude, because injuries happen and you just need to deal with them. It’s nothing that you can control, they just come,” Borini told Liverpool’s website.

“Next season will be the same for my mentality and my attitude for what I want to achieve; the objectives won’t change much.

“We showed that we can play against the top clubs, and away from home getting good results. We were maybe a little bit unlucky this year because we drew 2-2 in most games against the top four clubs. If we can get a few wins in there, I think we can really fight for the top four.”

Borini scored his first Premier League goal in a 6-0 victory over Newcastle United in April.

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