Winger vows to save Liverpool career

Stewart Downing, Liverpool

Stewart Downing has vowed to save his Liverpool FC career following his most impressive display yet for the club in the win over Fulham on Saturday.

Downing has endured a difficult time at Anfield since signing for £20million in 2011, having not scored a Premier League goal until the weekend’s 4-0 victory over Fulham.

It had been reported that the Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was happy to allow him to leave in January after all but securing a deal for Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge, as well as trying to re-sign young winger Thomas Ince from Blackpool.

However Downing insists he wants to stay and fight for his place at club. “That goal had been a long time coming and I am enjoying playing games,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“It seems to be coming together now and I am pleased. I worked hard to get to a club like this and I don’t want to leave in a hurry. I want to stay.”

“I never wanted to leave but obviously I was out of the team, I was frustrated as a result of that, and in that situation you have to look at something if it crops up.

“The only thing I can do is play well and make him keep me here. All I am trying to do is make him pick me. Hopefully, if I keep playing like I did against Fulham, that will happen.”

The 28-year-old will now hope he can win over the fans by starting to live up to his price tag.

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