After joining for £10m in the summer, it would be fair to say that Fabio Borini hasn’t experienced the start that he would have hoped for at Anfield. However, despite struggling in front of goal, the Italian remains defiant and insists that things will improve as time progresses.
Borini joined the club from Roma in the summer, after working with Brendan Rodgers during a loan spell at Swansea several years ago. The 21-year-old arrived with a glistening reputation and it was clear that Rodgers was very excited about the acquisition. Unfortunately, despite being involved in the majority of Premier League games, Borini has really struggled to adapt to English football and is yet to score. Admittedly, he did open his account in the Europa League, yet with that strike occurring all the way back at the start of August, it doesn’t exactly fill the Liverpool supporters full of confidence. The fact Borini has missed a boatload of chances in the opening games also doesn’t do his reputation any favours amongst fans.
Nevertheless, Borini doesn’t seem too fazed by the situation and has even compared it to the one he found himself in last term. He told the press, “I am not finding things difficult. Last season I only scored one goal in October and all the rest came in January and after that. I have one goal in the Europa League and perhaps October is the time to start scoring in the Premier League.I think it is just a matter of time, it is not a question of me finding it difficult to get used to playing at this level. I have played at this level before and it is only a matter of time before I find my first league goals.”
However, it would appear unlikely for Borini to be given a chance in the Reds’ next game, if he is deemed fit enough to feature. The striker was ruled out of the game with Norwich with an ankle injury and following the emphatic score line, Rodgers is tipped to keep changes to a minimum.