5 Things Stewart Downing Needs to Do If He Really Wants to Stay at Liverpool

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5 Things Stewart Downing Needs to Do If He Really Wants to Stay at Liverpool
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Stewart Downing has been the subject of some unwanted attention over the past couple of weeks or so after losing his place in the Liverpool team to a pair of untried teenagers and, most recently, failing to even make the substitutes bench in the Premier League.

All this is a far cry from what was expected of the former Aston Villa man when he arrived for around £20 million only 15 months ago in one of the five highest fees the Reds had ever paid for a new signing.

Downing has spoken about fighting for his place recently to the club's website:

I'll fight for my place here. I have done that since I was 10 years old when I was trying to get through at Middlesbrough. I fought very hard when I was at Aston Villa to do well for them and get a good move to Liverpool. The only thing I can do is keep working hard and when the chances come, make sure I take them. Things can quickly change. This time next month, I could be playing every week.

But exactly what is it he needs to do to win back a spot in the Reds' first XI?

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