Solanke opens up on first-team struggles at Liverpool

Date published: Wednesday 29th November 2017 9:47

Dominic Solanke insists he is happy to stay and fight for his place at Liverpool.

Solanke has featured rarely for Liverpool since joining from Chelsea in the summer, and Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce recommended he leave the club on loan.

The 20-year-old has started one first-team game this season – the Carabao Cup defeat to Leicester in September – and has appeared from the bench nine times.

But he has stated his commitment to the cause, while admitting the situation is difficult.

“You’ve just got to keep working hard,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “Obviously at a big club like Liverpool there’s always going to be great players and sometimes to get past them is hard but you’ve just got to keep working and play your part for the team.

“I think with football, it can go in all different ways and it can change very quickly as we’ve seen with many players.

“There could be injury or something injuries and you can go from a low spot to a high spot very quickly so however your opportunity comes you’ve just got to try to take it.

“The move was quite easy for me, all the boys made me feel welcome, all the staff made me feel welcome. It’s a great club. everyone’s looking forward to what we can do in the season.

“It’s been a good start and it’s still early so we’ll keep pushing in the Premier League and hopefully we’ll qualify in the Champions league as well.”

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