Downing believes he is still good enough for the Reds.
West Ham United midfielder Stewart Downing has revealed that he thinks he could still get into the starting XI at his former club Liverpool.
Downing left Anfield for the Hammers in the summer of 2013 after a disappointing two years with the Reds following a £20m transfer from Aston Villa.
However, this season the 30-year-old has been impressing for the East Londoners and says despite Brendan Rodgers’ summer splurge on new players he could still make it into the first team.
“Brendan has bought a helluva lot of players but I still look and think I could get in that team.” Downing told the Telegraph.
The England international played a key part in West Ham’s 3-1 triumph over his former side at Upton Park last weekend as Rodgers’ men suffered their third league defeat of the campaign.
In fact Downing has been in fine form for Sam Allardyce’s team and many are tipping the former Middlesbrough man to get back into Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions squad.
The national team have upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers with San Marino and Estonia and the midfield ace is an extremely good position to earn his first international cap since 2012.