Liverpool forward Fabio Borini insists he has no regrets over his decision to join the club this summer, despite enduring a difficult start to his career on Merseyside.
The 21-year-old Italian international has scored just one goal in his first 10 games for the Reds - against FC Gomel in Europa League qualifying - since completing a £10.5million switch from AS Roma in August.
Brendan Rodgers' side have made a slow start to the Premier League campaign, and currently sit in the bottom half of the table, but Borini is confident that the future is still bright at Anfield.
"I have got no regrets about choosing Liverpool," said the former Swansea star. "Going abroad for a young person is an opportunity to grow and then there is the possibility to work better."
Borini has also lost his place in Cesare Prandelli's Italy squad, having been reintegrated into the U21 team. However, the likeable forward remains positive, and will use it as a motivation to improve, both for Liverpool and at international level.
"The return to the Under 21s? I don't consider it a downgrading," he added. "For me it is always a privilege to wear the Azzurri shirt, both for the senior and the Under 21 team.
"I am glad to be here and I have as an additional incentive the aim of returning to the senior side. This should be the goal for all of us."
Italy U21s host Sweden U21s at the Stadio Adriatico in Pescara on Friday evening, before a return fixture on Tuesday 16 October in Kalmar at the Guldfageln Arena.