New signing Fabio Borini has chosen not to take the full four weeks rest offered to him by Liverpool and will travel to Boston to join his new teammates next week, manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed.
Rodgers was speaking at the club’s first press conference since their arrival in Boston on Monday evening local time.
Borini was Rodgers first signing when he joined from Roma last week.
All players who were involved in Euro 2012 were given four weeks rest from the end of their involvement.
Therefore the England six of Steven Gerrard, Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing, Glen Johnson Martin Kelly and Jordan Henderson are scheduled to fly out next Monday, the 23rd – in time for the match in Boston – against Borini’s former club.
This is also why reports on Monday by British media were wide of the mark when making a drama out of Carroll not flying to the USA with the other members of the squad.
Meanwhile, Pepe Reina will not travel to the USA and will instead join the squad on their return to Merseyside and thus have taken the full four weeks rest, as is standard procedure.
* We will have more from Rodgers’ first press conference in America later. Stay tuned to thisisanfield.com throughout the North America tour for extensive coverage.