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Paul Konchesky is determined to win Liverpool fans over after admitting how difficult it is to shrug off the criticism in the city.

Roy Hodgson signed the left-back over the summer for a substantial fee from former club Fulham, but the player has failed to live up to the hefty price-tag, and has come under fire from sections of the Anfield faithful for sub-standard displays, which resulted in the home fans cheering his departure from the pitch in the defeat to Wolves.

The defender was dropped for the Reds’ vital 2-1 win over Bolton on Saturday, with re-signed Fabio Aurelio replacing him for his first Premier League start of the season.

Konchesky has shrugged off suggestions he is not good enough to play for the club, vowing to gain the respect of the stands with a string of good performances.

He said, according to the Liverpool Echo: “The fans have not seen the best of me yet. Hopefully, I can kick on in the new year. Liverpool are a big club with a great history.

“We must try to get the club back to where it belongs.”

Before Christmas, Konchesky’s fragile status on Merseyside was damaged by derogatory comments about Liverpool fans made by his mother on Facebook.

The 29-year-old admitted the city is so passionate about football, and the Reds especially, that it is difficult to escape the criticism.

“It is so small up here,” he said. “There are two teams and most of the people support Liverpool – so there’s no hiding.

“In London, though, you have four or five good teams. You can go out there and not even think about it.”

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