Liverpool vs Roma match report: Last-gasp Marco Boriello strike sinks Reds and consigns them to second straight pre-season defeat

Liverpool also saw striker Fabio Borini forced off with a shoulder injury early on

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Marco Borriello scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a preseason friendly Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner from in front of goal.

For the second time in three years, Fenway, the home of the Boston Red Sox, was transformed into the home of Liverpool, which is owned by Fenway Sports Group. John Henry, owner of the Red Sox, also is the controlling partner of Fenway Sports Group.

Roma beat Liverpool 2-1 at Fenway two years ago.

The Reds also saw striker Fabio Borini forced off through injury after just 12 minutes with a shoulder injury, although Brendan Rodgers admitted after the match that he hopes the injury won't turn out to be a serious one.

"It's probably not as bad as first thought," Rodgers said in a post-match press conference. "He's had problems in the past with his shoulder, but he's only bruised it.


"He'll miss a few days of training. He won't train now for the remainder of the trip here, but it's only going to be a matter of days before he's back training and playing again."