Liverpool morning news, Borini frozen out, Balotelli backed to succeed

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini faces being frozen out of the side according to the Daily Telegraph, after rejecting moves to Premier League clubs in Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has told the forward he is unlikely to feature this season. The Telegraph's report suggests Borini was offered a significant pay rise by QPR, and that Liverpool were willing to offer a severance deal.

There are hopes circumstances will change in January in that the Italian will be more willing to leave the club.

Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans has backed forward Mario Balotelli to be a success at Anfield after the Italian made his debut in the Reds' 3-0 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane at the weekend.

Evans was impressed with his debut on Sunday despite not getting on the scoresheet, with the former Liverpool boss quoted in the Liverpool Echo saying he won't miss chances like he did again.

He said: “He is certainly going to be an asset for us and even though all the talk is going to be about his past, we have just got to let the lad get on with it.

“He is still a young lad and many of us have done daft things when we were young.

“But he is an experienced player now and somewhere along the line he has got to play. But we need to give him a little bit of a chance.”

Finally, Barcelona are still insisting they only paid £65 million for Luis Suarez according to the Daily Mail. The Reds have always said they received a £75 million fee for the Uruguayan forward who was sold in the summer.

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