Liverpool’s Fabio Borini should have stayed at Roma, says agent

Liverpool's Fabio Borini, currently on loan at Sunderland, should have stayed at Roma, according to the striker's agent

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Brendan Rodgers signed Fabio Borini from Roma last summer Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Fabio Borini made a mistake joining Liverpool from Roma, according to the striker’s agent Marco De Marchi.

Brendan Rodgers granted the Italy international permission to join Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland on a season-long loan in a bid to give the striker much-needed regular first-team action.

The 22-year-old Italy international has made an underwhelming start to his Liverpool career following a £10.5m move to the Merseyside outfit from Roma last summer.

Borini, who was the first signing of Rodgers’ reign, suffered a broken foot and a dislocated shoulder in the 2012/13 campaign, scoring two goals in 20 appearances.

And the striker’s agent De Marchi reckons the Black Cats striker made a mistake moving to Liverpool and would have benefited from working with former Roma boss Zdenek Zeman.

“I think Fabio would have been the ideal player for [Zdenek] Zeman [Roma’s former coach] last year,” De Marchi told Radio Mana Mana.

“But the decision was made to leave Roma. Of course, it all happened very quickly and there was no chance to talk with the coach.

“But having said that, I still think Roma would have been the right team for Fabio.”

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