The so called flop scored against Aston Villa…
Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson has claimed his old team should sell Fabio Borini for £7 million should an offer come in for the player, in his column for the Liverpool Echo.
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The Italian actually scored on Saturday during the Reds’ 2-0 victory over struggling Aston Villa. It was his first goal of the season for the Merseyside club, after being unable to make an impact at the side since returning from his loan at Sunderland last time round.
Despite this, ex-defender Lawrenson has claimed that manager Brendan Rodgers should think about offloading the striker in the current transfer window.
He said, “His goal yesterday at Villa Park doesn’t really alter anything long term. He isn’t the Champions League standard Liverpool require. If a club offered £7 million for Borini, Liverpool would surely be tempted to get him out the door.”
The BBC pundit also slammed the former Black Cats man for having a lack of ambition, following comments that he has been happy with his meagre five starts during this campaign.
“Not least given recent comments where, while saying he had no regrets not leaving, he has been pleasantly surprised by the amount of playing time he has been given this season.
“What?! Until yesterday, Borini had made four starts and nine substitute appearances for a grand total of 479 minutes, no goals and one red card. To suggest that is more than he expected smacks completely of a lack of ambition. It’s a bit concerning,” he added.
Borini will be hoping that he can prove the Reds hero wrong and get some more time in the starting XI following his goal against the Villains.