Monday August 26 2013
Rodgers: Borini not leaving Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Fabio Borini will not be leaving the club on loan.

The young Italian striker has found first-team opportunities hard to come by following an injury lay-off and the form of Daniel Sturridge.

But the Northern Irish Coach has insisted that the 22-year-old will not move away from Anfield.

"There would be a queue of clubs wanting to take him if he was available,” Rodgers told the club’s official website.

“We want to keep a strong group - it's a very long season for us. You've got Daniel [Sturridge], Fabio, [Iago] Aspas and Luis [Suarez] to come in a number of weeks.

"We want to make sure the competition in the group is there, especially at the top end of the field where if you have a goalscorer it's always good to have."

Asked whether Borini had expressed concern at the competition for starting places, Rodgers added: "No, not at all. He's very settled here, he's fighting to improve his performance level. He's doing extra after training with the coaches.

"Any player wants to play games, that's why they become a footballer - to play in the games. He's continued to work hard, he's not just satisfied. He's eager and hungry when that chance comes to prove he can get goals."

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