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Liverpool confirm striker injury lay-off

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Liverpool have confirmed striker Fabio Borini will be out of action for three months after undergoing an operation on his broken foot.

The Italian arrived from Roma over the summer for a fee worth around £11 million, and has so far made 10 appearances for the Merseyside club.

Borini injured his foot before Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Anfield last month, and aggravated it further while on international duty with Italy’s under-21 side.

Reports initially suggested the striker could be out of action for three months, and now Liverpool have confirmed that diagnosis.

A statement on their official website read: “Liverpool have confirmed Fabio Borini is to undergo an operation on a fractured bone in his foot.”

“He then further aggravated the problem resulting in a fracture and returned from international duty with Italy last week.

“Borini was assessed by the club's medical team upon his return to Melwood and a decision was made for the 21-year-old to have surgery.

“Typically, an injury of this nature requires a three-month rehabilitation period.”

Borini has so far struggled to adapt to life at Anfield, and has scored just once in the Europa League since his summer arrival.

His injury leaves Liverpool with only one senior forward, Luis Suarez, following the departure of Andy Carroll on loan over the summer.

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