Fabio Borini is seeking a lucky break to accompany his endeavour as he attempts to secure a regular starting berth in Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool team.

The Italian forward has made 13 appearances for the Reds so far this season, most recently from kick-off in the 1-0 victory against Sunderland last weekend.

That opportunity to lead the attack in the north east, where he impressed on loan with the Black Cats in 2013-14, was his fourth of the current campaign.

Borini is now determined to claim more chances to prove why Rodgers made the No.29 his very first signing after taking the reins at Anfield in the summer of 2012.

"This is really the season for me," he told the Liverpool Echo. "I'm working hard every day to show the manager that I can help. I want to prove myself here.

"Trying to get a consistent spell in the team is the key for me. I hope to play against Villa and I just need that one goal to start me off - maybe one which hits my back and goes in.

"If I am consistent in my work and show that to my teammates and the manager, I'm sure I'll get the run I want.

"It's never easy to get into it when you haven't started many games because you aren't used to the rhythm and the tempo of the game.

"There is also the emotion that you have when you play a game. I love football and when I got that chance to play I really wanted to take it.

"It was great to be part of it and to help the team get a win to keep this run going. That's what I work for every day - to try to show I deserve to start matches."

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