Liverpool striker says clubs have missed their chance to sign him

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Fabio Borini has rubbished speculation linking him with a move back to Italy, saying he is happy and settled at Liverpool.

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Borini’s first season at Anfield was disrupted by a couple of long-term injuries, including a dislocated shoulder in February.

But he has returned to form post-season for Italy’s Under-21 side in the European Championships in Italy.

Borini scored the winner in the Italian’s 1-0 semi-final victory over Holland to set up a meeting in the final against Spain Under-21s on Tuesday evening (5pm kick-off, UK).


Fabio Borini vs Netherlands by lfmostar

When asked about whether he may be set to return to Serie A, a year after leaving Roma for around £10 million, the 22-year-old is quoted in Monday’s Mirror as saying, “All I can say is that they could have thought about it before. This applies to all my team-mates. I chose abroad because I am happy there.”

Borini made 20 appearances for Liverpool during his first campaign at the club, getting on the scoresheet twice.

However, as he started just four Premier League games, there certainly is a feeling of the best is yet to come from the Italian.

It looks like he will face more competition for a first team place during the 2013/14 season, with Daniel Sturridge having already arrived in January and Brendan Rodgers also set to bring in Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas.

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