Mario Balotelli admits he hasn’t got his Anfield career off to the best of starts, but insists he can be a “top player” for Liverpool.
The 23-year-old has managed just two goals in all competitions since his shock £16million switch from AC Milan in the summer.
But, according to MirrorFootball, the Italian striker is under no illusions about how he has begun his Reds career but he is confident he can eventually find his shooting boots.
He said: “The goals will come.
“It is just something that is not coming at the moment – but it has not gone. It will come.
“Even if some think because I didn’t score, or because I started not very good this season that I will not be a top player or a really good player for this team, it is their business, so long as I believe in myself.”
And Balotelli believes he has worked harder than he ever has before and rates his form with Liverpool better than his time at Manchester City.
“I give myself half a point more, because I run more than before. I run, I’m running now – I’ve never run like this…so I give myself half a point more,” he said.