Sunday, October 14, 2012

Liverpool In Striker Crisis As Borini Fractures Foot

The worst start to a Premier League season for Liverpool has been compounded by the injury of summer signing Fabio Borin leaving them with just Luis Suarez as their only recognized striker.

The injury occurred as Borini was training in preparation for Italy's Euro 2013 under 21 play off with Sweden in Pescera hen he suffered the injury to his scafoide bone and taken to hospital for X-rays.

At present there is no news on how long Borini will be sidelined for however it is thought that it is more likely to take months rather weeks for the Italian to return to first team action which will leave the Merseysider's very short of attacking options.

This may not be as bad a blow as it appears as Borini's start to life at Liverpool has not bee one to write home about as he current has a pass completion rate of 76%, which is the worst in Liverpool's outfield squad and if having just about as many shots as Stewart Downing did at this point last season.

However, even if Borini's impact has been minimal his injury will cast more pressure on striker Luis Suarez to perform well and score goals, should he pick up an injury it would leave Liverpool in real trouble.

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