‘Following the arrival of strike trio Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Danny Ings this summer, Borini has now admitted defeat in his battle to make it at Liverpool. He has also been frozen out of manager Brendan Rodgers’ squad and is not being allowed to train with the first team.
“I want to have a good season and do well and add more goals to my game and I feel if I stay fit and out on the pitch then that is what I’ll get”.
He said: “They [fans] will get to know him quickly”. We have spent a lot of money to bring good players in and I think we have a great squad. Myself, [Mario] Balotelli and [Fabio] Borini have been alienated.
“Yet professionally, here and at Swansea, these have been the best four years of my life”.
The UK Independent reports that that incident tested the patience of the Liverpool hierarchy to a point where enough was enough.
“I’m in a hard position. I would love to stay here until my legs stop me”.
“He’s 18 years of age, but what struck me when I first met him was his maturity”.
My argument is that players should be judged exclusively on their efforts or lack of on the football field or training ground.
Enrique, Balotelli and, to a lesser extent, Borini are reluctant to give up their significant wages, howver, with a number of Italian clubs interested, and, while Rodgers was not definitive on names, he accepts some will want out if they view their chances as limited for this campaign.
Liverpool are thought to value the 28-year old, who has two years remaining on his current contract, at around £8m.
Nonetheless, Molby is desperate for Lucas to extend his eight season stay at Anfield. Yet he continues to turn down moves on the basis of salary.
By Simon Hughes It was during the week after Liverpool’s home defeat to Manchester United in March when a realisation struck among those with influence inside Anfield that Mario Balotelli would not change.
Well, it does seem that Mario Balotelli has still stuck to his antics. He may yet leave on loan but the one thing that is certain is that if and when he does leave, he will not be any lighter in the pocket.
The Reds are seemingly set to have no such issues with defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva. It is a hard situation because of the transfer market and it is still open for the rest of this month. This term could be even more important for the Liverpool fullback.
“There’s always going to be that speculation but I’m sure there will be some movement, obviously, of some of the players that want to play”.