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Liverpool’s Fabio Borini – A Closer Look

With Liverpool not finishing in top four for past three seasons, will the new signing (Borini) help his team to get back some of the lost glory? Well, we have to wait. Before that, let’s have a closer look at the Italian and his capabilities.

The Reds Boss Brendon Rodgers signed the Italian forward Fabio Borini from Roma for a fee which is to be believed around £14 million. The deal has rejoined the pair for the third time since Borini had previously worked under Rodgers during his time in Chelsea and also when he was on loan with Swansea. It was easier for Liverpool to persuade the talented young striker due to the respect which the former Roma player has for his current boss.

Fabio Borini Fact File

  • Borini stands at 5ft 11in tall and was born on 29 March 1991 Bentivoglio, Italy
  • 2001 –Starts his career at the Italian club Bologna
  • 2007 –Makes a move the English premier league club Chelsea.
  • 2011 – Makes a loan move to Swansea to work under former coach Brendon Rodgers.
  • 2012 – Opens his International account for Italy in a friendly against USA on February 2012 and was later included in the Italian squad for Euro 2012 but did not come off the bench.
  • Scored 10 goals in 26 games for Roma in all competitions last season.
  • Fabio Borini won a penalty, which Scott Sinclair converted, and thus helped the Swans secure promotion to the Premier League with a 4-2 victory.
  • Fabio Borini has been capped at all levels for the Italian national side, playing in U17, U19 , U21 and also for the senior team

Game Play:

Technically, Borini is very good, blessed with dual foot, excellent movement and a natural goal scorer. With Rodgers planning to play 4-4-3 formation Borini could fit anywhere in the front line. Borini’s mobility and work rate will help him settle down quickly in England and his previous experiences in the English soil will only help his case

What They Said:


Brendon Rodgers who is a big fan of Borini has praised his new signing and says he will be a fan favourite: “Supporters will love him. As I said, he’s a goalscorer, but he’s a multifunctional player who can play in a number of positions – and someone I believe has got great growth.”

Liverpool missed a fire power up front, with only Suarez scoring, will need a player like Borini who had an excellent season in Seria A last season. It will take some pressure off Suarez.
Rodgers points out, the acquisition of Borini signals what Liverpool are trying to do as a club. “I was very keen to bring him here. Fabio fits the model of what we’re trying to do in building not only for now, but also for the future.”

“He’s a big talent, 21 years of age, he scores goals, and his passion, focus and concentration are very important part of his game – and a big part of what you want from a player.”

And Former Reds midfielder Molby believes that the 21-year-old’s familiarity with boss Brendan Rodgers and his system will help him adapt quickly to the club and the Premier League

Verdict and Prediction: A good signing to start off things at Liverpool for Brendon Rodgers. The addition of Borini to Liverpool’s Front line would make a difference in their attack. Borini who can play anywhere in the front three could easily fit in Suarez and Andy Carroll.

With previous experience in English soil and being already worked under Rodgers, Borini should not much take time to settle down. Which position he will be asked to play and how well he combines with his new mates are are some of the key factors that going to affect his career as well as his club.

Final prediction – A decent first season with Liverpool finishing at least in top four.