Fabio Borini has signed for Liverpool for a free rumored to be around £10 million. The Italian International is Brendan Rodger’s first signing since he arrived at Anfield. Borini who knew Rodgers from his time at Chelsea has also played under him during his loan spell at Swansea.
He has joined Liverpool on the back of a good season at Roma where he managed to score 10 goals from 26 matches. Lets hope he settles quickly, gets the service and puts away the chances. With more positive signings like Borini you could see Liverpool’s Premier League Odds improve and see them push for that top four finish they require.
Even though some fans are probably disappointed that a more established player was not signed, it is difficult to attract top players in the absence of champions league football.
It will be interesting to see how Borini fits into the team. Rodgers is likely to deploy a 4-3-3 system. Borini has played out wide in the past but he struggled to make an impact. It likely that he will be deployed as a Centre Forward with Suarez drifting out wide. The pace and movement of Borini could bring the best out of Suarez. He could turn out to be the goal poacher that Liverpool fans were crying out for last season. Borini’s strength is his movement and anticipation and also his work rate which should endear him to the Kop.
I am pretty sure Liverpool will sign one more striker regardless of whether Carroll stays or leaves. It looks we are after Dempsey and he could be a very useful addition to Liverpool. A player with premier league experience, he is really good in the air but can also fit into the passing game that Rodgers will try to bring in. This would give Rodgers more variety in the striking department where Liverpool struggled so badly last season.
And as far as Borini is concerned fans should be patient with Borini this season. He will take some time to adapt into the league. He is young and has plenty of time to improve and could be a very useful addition to the squad. Lets hope Chelsea regret the day they let him leave the club as a youngster.