By Kevin Koczwara
It looks like the the injury-demon has struck Liverpool again. Reports out of Italy say that Liverpool forward Fabio Borini has broken his foot while in training with the Italian Under-21 team.
The forward was Brendan Rodgers’ first signing after taking over as manager of Liverpool this summer and was part of Italy’s European Championship side that reached the Euro finals and eventually lost to Spain.
Merseyside reporter Tony Barrett from the Times has confirmed from the Italian FA that Borini did in fact break his foot during training.
The Italian FA has informed Liverpool that Fabio Borini has broken a bone in his foot. Their striker shortage has become a crisis.—
Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) October 11, 2012
Borini joined Liverpool from Roma this summer. He previously played under Rodgers while they were both at Chelsea’s youth academy and again while Rodgers managed Swansea City. He has scored once for Liverpool — in the Europa League game against FC Gomel at Anfield.