Borini the man - Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has high hopes for new signing Fabio Borini - claiming he fits the bill of what they are looking for.
The striker became Rodgers' first summer signing on Friday when he penned a long term contract at the club for a fee thought to be in the region of £8m. It is the second time that the new boss has worked with the Italian, who was with him at both Chelsea and Swansea, and he is confident the Italian can play a prominent role in the coming seasons for Liverpool. He told liverpoolfc.com: "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 is a very important part of his game - and a big part of what you want from a player. "I think the supporters will love him. He's a multi-functional player who can play in a number of positions and someone I believe has got great growth. I'd anticipate that over the next two or three years he'll really progress and I'm sure do very well for Liverpool. "He is arguably the best physical player I've worked with in terms of his pace, power and fitness. Mentally, he's very strong. We've got a player who is on the up and someone who I think Liverpool will benefit from."