Liverpool and Italy striker Fabio Borini picked up an injury which has ended his season, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.
Borini, 21, had only recently returned from a injury set back early in the season. But the bad news returned again with a shoulder injury coming in Liverpool’s 5-0 League win vs Swansea City.
“It looks like he has a dislocated shoulder which will keep him out for the season… He suffered a similar injury while at Chelsea but on the other side. It’s a big, big blow for us.” – Rodgers
It was one of Liverpool’s most impressive performances this season, vs Rodgers’ former club. They hit back on their disappointing loss at home to West Brom on Monday, with a completely dominant display.
Philippe Coutinho scored one of the five on his first start for the club.
“He was excellent; he got some great touches, has a really powerful shot on him and he will only get better.”
Reds fans can have slight relief that the Brazilian mentioned is an alternative to Borini, and offers an attacking threat along with Daniel Sturridge that they didn’t have available before January.
Liverpool’s passing play and flowing movement pulled apart the travelling Welsh side, who tend to do that themselves.
“We frustrated ourselves on Monday against West Brom and we looked loose in the Europa league on Thursday. We wanted a response and they were fantastic.
The injury is a set-back for Liverpool, with Europa League and Premier League ambitions far from reaching their conclusions. However, having spent in January and with the ever growing Raheem Sterling, there is still an attacking presence to be afraid of. They just need to work on consistency.