Fabio Borini believes that he can be a success at Liverpool after recovering from a dislocated shoulder to finally score his first Premier League goal for the club in the 6-0 thrashing of Newcastle United on Saturday.
The Italy international has had a season to forget after missing three months due to a broken foot, before suffering a shoulder injury against Swansea City which kept him out for a further ten weeks.
Having made the move to Anfield for £10.5million last summer there was plenty of expectation placed on the young forward, but injuries made it difficult for him to put together a run of games.
With Daniel Sturridge brought in to bolster the front line in January it had seemed as though Borini would struggle to get back in the side, but the suspension of Luis Suarez gave him the chance to shine and he immediately grasped that opportunity.
"There was a lot of emotion after scoring that goal," Borini explained to the Liverpool Echo. "It had been a long injury for me and a long wait to score in the Premier League.
"It came so soon after my first touch and it made it even better that I scored in front of our fans. I thanked them with my celebration because they have always been good to me and helped me through some tough times.
"I put my thumbs up to the bench to say thank you to Brendan (Rodgers) and all the staff for the work they have done with me. It's been hard. When I hurt my shoulder, they said my season could be cover. But I fought back as I really needed to come back earlier.
"I took the minimum possible to get back training which was eight weeks instead of 12. Some people probably didn't think I could make it but I fought back."
With Suarez suspended for a further nine games, which will see him miss the remainder of this season and the first few months of Liverpool's next campaign, it seems there will be plenty of opportunities for Borini to show his ability in front of goal.
However, the 22-year-old made it clear that he wants to be part of the first team even when Suarez returns to action.
"We have always been together as a group and I think the performance against Newcastle showed that," Borini added. "I can play a big part now not because Luis is suspended but because I am back fit. Whether Luis is available or not, we all need to focus on doing our jobs."
Borini also revealed how much he is looking forward to playing in his first derby against Everton next Sunday, adding that he has already experienced something similar when playing in a Rome derby last season.
"Next weekend will be my first derby here. But I've played in big derbies in Italy (Roma v Lazio) so I know the feeling," stated Borini. "The atmosphere in those games was always very hot and I am sure here will be the same."