Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled out a loan move for Liverpool’s Italian international Fabio Borini.


Borini arrived at Anfield last summer in a big money move from AS Roma giving the youngster a second spell under Rodgers after having worked together at Swansea City while the Italian was on loan.

Despite last season being hampered by injuries Borini is still considered to be a part of the Northern Irishman’s plans for the rebuilding of Liverpool.

When asked if Rodgers had thought about sending Borini out on load where he could perhaps get more playing time Rodgers told Liverpool FC’s official site: “Not at this moment in time.

“There would be a queue of clubs wanting to take him if he was available. We want to keep a strong group – it’s a very long season for us. You’ve got Daniel (Sturridge), Fabio, (Iago) Aspas and Luis (Suarez) to come in a number of weeks.

“We want to make sure the competition in the group is there, especially at the top end of the field where if you have a goalscorer it’s always good to have.”

When asked if Borini had complained about playing time Rodgers replied: “No, not at all. He’s very settled here, he’s fighting to improve his performance level. He’s doing extra after training with the coaches.

“Any player wants to play games, that’s why they become a footballer – to play in the games. He’s continued to work hard, he’s not just satisfied. He’s eager and hungry when that chance comes to prove he can get goals.”