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Borini poised to leave Pool after agent blast

By Carl Markham

Published 20/06/2015

Forward Fabio Borini
Forward Fabio Borini

Out-of-favour forward Fabio Borini appears to have finally realised his time at Liverpool is up after his agent criticised the club's treatment of the player.

The Italian turned down two chances to leave last summer with both QPR and Sunderland - where he spent a successful season on loan - making offers in the region of £14million which were acceptable to the Reds.

But despite being effectively told by manager Brendan Rodgers he had little chance of much playing time the 24-year-old opted to stick it out at Anfield, making just five starts in 18 appearances and scoring one goal last season.

Borini has only three goals from 38 games in his Liverpool career and agent Marco de Marchi accepts it is now time for him to move on.

"We expected more consideration from Liverpool," said de Marchi.

"Fabio feels like having a new experience. He has no preference, he just wants a team that gives him a clear chance to prove himself.

"Right now he feels like a lion in a cage.

"Top clubs in Europe are keen on him, from the Premier League to the Bundesliga and there also clubs in Italy, but many clubs in Italy have had coaching changes and that has slowed things down."

Borini was Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool manager in the summer of 2012 when he arrived from Roma for £10.5million.

Liverpool have already bolstered their forward line with the signing of Burnley's England Under-21 international Danny Ings but the writing was already on the wall for Borini as Belgium striker Divock Origi, a £10million capture last summer, will return for pre-season after being loaned back to his former club.

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