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Borini Injured And Transfer Updates

Fabio Borini was injured during Liverpool's pre-season game against Roma and Brendan Rodgers and Gus Poyet give transfer updates.

Jamie McDonald

Although there are plenty of rumours regarding Fabio Borini's future and whether or not he is interested in a permanent move to Sunderland, Brendan Rodgers made it clear after Liverpool's 1-0 pre-season defeat by Roma at Fenway Park that the Italian's potential move that would see him return to the Stadium of Light is still very much an ongoing affair;

Regards his future, we will see. He's still a Liverpool player.

We've obviously had a substantial bid from another Premier League club but at this moment in time it's something he's thinking about with his representatives.

In the mean time he's training hard to get fit for Liverpool.

It's lucky that Borini is able to train hard to get fit after he fell awkwardly after a coming together with Seydou Keita, although he tried to continue he was in obvious discomfort and was soon headed down the tunnel for treatment.

Thankfully he only suffered bruising to his shoulder, rather than the suspected dislocation and according to Rodgers will only miss a few days of training;

It's probably not as bad as first thought.

He's had problems in the past with his shoulders but he has only bruised it.

He will miss a few days and won't train now for the remainder of our stay in Boston but it will only be a matter of days before he's back training and playing again

Gus Poyet meanwhile was unsure about what was happening with the 23-year-old but did admit that he won't wait around forever but is hopeful of at least one new face arriving at the club by Friday;

We need to be honest about Fabio because the more time that goes past it looks like less chance of it happening, but then some people say that the more players Liverpool sign the better chances we have of signing him. Who is right or wrong?

We don't have a left-back and we need one now. We need the pace we were looking for from last year now. We need the midfielders too. There are things we need to do - right now.

I have been saying something is very close, but when some things don't happen it isn't happening for a reason. We will move on from a few things and if we find the right person then it's meant to be.

People say no news is good news and at the minute we are still waiting, which is not nice. I am going to Portugal on Friday and I would have liked players in by then. I think there will be someone in by Friday and maybe there could be three ... but I use the word hope! It's difficult to know.

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