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Borini "Feels Depressed" Following Latest Setback

Despite his disappointment at a wasted season, Fabio Borini's agent insists the player isn't homesick for Italy or seeking a move back to the continent.

Clive Brunskill

Fabio Borini became the first major signing of the Brendan Rodgers era at Liverpool, arriving from Roma for £12.5M and reuniting with the manager he first spent time with in Chelsea's academy.

Since then, however, it's been more bad than good for the Italian attacker, with a pair of serious injuries meaning he will end the season only having played in 16 matches in all competitions for Liverpool and with a single goal to show for his efforts.

"Fabio feels depressed after the last injury," according to his agent, Marco de Marchi, who recently spoke to Radio Toscana about the frustrations Borini has been faced with since making the switch to Liverpool and finding himself either injured or second choice on Merseyside.

"This is an unfortunate season for him, [but] I don't know anything more than what I have read in newspapers," he added when asked about Fiorentina's rumoured interest in the player. "I am glad to see Fiorentina are building something important, but Fabio is happy to be at one of the most prestigious clubs in the world."

While it's easy to understand why the 21-year-old might feeling disappointed after largely wasting an entire season at an important stage in his development, having spent most of his adult life in England it would be foolish to assume a desire on his part to head straight back to Italy as might be the case with some players.

Marchi agreed, adding: "He has been in England since he was 16 and he is very tied to this nation."

Whether Borini has a future at Liverpool isn't likely to be answered any time soon, but after spending four of the past five years in England, if he doesn't it won't be because he's homesick and desperate for a move back to the continent.

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