Friday, 10th August, 2012
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the performance of Italian striker Fabio Borini in the Reds’ comfortable 3-0 victory over FC Gomel last night.
The Merseyside giants progressed in the Europa League 4-0 overall, thanks to having secured a 1-0 victory in Belarus in the first leg.
Gomel were simply unable to live with a Liverpool side full of purpose at Anfield and Borini, a new signing from Roma, opened his account in the 21st minute by smashing home a shot to put the Reds 1-0 up on the night.
And Rodgers was impressed with his new acquisition.
"He’s an intelligent boy and a good kid. He is fitting in very well and I thought he took his goal brilliantly as it was a difficult finish", Rodgers told Liverpool’s official site.
"The ball was up in the air and he showed good technique to get over it and finish it well. For strikers it’s important to get off the mark early.
"They are normally judged on goals in games and that’s why I brought Fabio here because I know that he can score goals.
"He’s only 21 years of age and he’s still got a lot of improvements to make but his work rate tonight and his ability to press the ball was excellent."
Liverpool now progress to the next round of the Europa League and Rodgers will be confident his side can make the group phase of the competition, where the tournament starts to heat up.
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