Borini believes he can fill gap at Liverpool left by Suarez ban

Fabio Borini hopes to prove he can cover for Luis Suarez at Liverpool while the Uruguay striker sits out his 10-game ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic, Sky Sports has reported.

Borini has had an injury-hit first season at Anfield, only recently returning from more than two months on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder but he marked his comeback with a goal in the 6-0 win over Newcastle United on Saturday evening.

It was the Italian’s first Premier League goal and he intends to use it as a springboard to forcing his way into the starting XI of manager Brendan Rodgers while Suarez is suspended – but the former Chelsea youngster insists his return to fitness is more important for his chances of playing regularly than the absence of Suarez.

It had been a long injury for me and a long wait to score in the Premier League,” Borini said. “It’s been hard. When I hurt my shoulder they said my season could be over but I fought back as I really needed to come back earlier.

I took the minimum possible to get back training which was eight weeks instead of 12. Some people probably didn’t think I could make it but I fought back. I can play a big part now not because Luis is suspended but because I am back fit. Whether Luis is available or not, we all need to focus on doing our jobs.

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