Jay Spearing wants his Liverpool chance

Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing has stated that he is eager to show Kenny Dalglish his worth in an attempt to nail down a regular starting place in the side.

The 23-year-old is currently serving a three-match ban after being sent off against Fulham on December 3rd, but may play an important part of the remainder of the season for The Reds following Lucas Leiva’s knee ligament injury.

With the Merseysiders likely to be toying with the idea of buying a new central midfielder in January, Spearing wants to stay in the manager’s plans.

“The club is massive worldwide and the owners have come in and shown that they’re going to back the manager. A club the size of this is always going to attract big players,” he told the LFC magazine.

“It has always been my dream to play week in, week out so it’s up to me to prove to the manager on a daily basis that when the transfer window does open and he has money at his disposal that he can look at a position like mine and think: There’s no need to sign anyone there – we’re pretty strong.

“Kenny has given me a lot of confidence and has shown the faith that young local lads like me need to get a chance. 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,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight