Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

Premier League

Fabio Borini injury adds to Liverpool's striker crisis


The Italian Football Federation confirmed last night that Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has suffered a fractured right foot.

Borini, who was training with the Under-21 side ahead of today's European Championship qualifier against Sweden, went for an MRI scan, which revealed the injury.

The news will be a major blow to Liverpool's manager, Brendan Rodgers, who has only one recognised senior striker in Luis Suarez. Borini, a £10.5m signing from Roma in July, has played 10 matches for Liverpool this season, scoring just once – in the Europa League.


Get Adobe Flash player