Borini made only his second start for the Reds this season, playing the entire game against Swansea City.
Though Mario Balotelli will take all the acclaim for breaking his goalscoring duck by finding the net for only a second time since his £16 million move from AC Milan in the summer.
But he wouldn't have been able to do that where it not for another Italian in the form of Fabio Borini, who made only his fourth appearance for the Reds this season. His inviting cross allowed Balotelli to equalise, and that gave the Reds the springboard to book their place in the last eight.
Borini played predominantly off the right side but his movement and work rate troubled the Swans for most of the evening, and with his contribution for Balotelli towards the end of the game, some Liverpool fans would like to see more of him, and be considered for the line-up away to Newcastle United in the Premier League this weekend.
If he were to get a run of games off the back of this performance, it would be quite the turnaround for a player whose days at Anfield looked numbered in the summer when bids were accepted from Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers for his services.
Here is what a few fans had to say on his display last night:
Don't want to sound like a know-it-all, but I've been calling for Borini to parter up top for months. Think he's got bags to offer. #LFC— Marko Ilich (@MarkoIlic_8) October 28, 2014
Just watched Mario's goal back. Some cross from Borini. Whether or not he's good enough is up for debate but his desire is second to none.— David Martinez (@DMARTINEZ_85) October 28, 2014
Borini was brilliant tonight never gave up and set a beauty of a cross its easy to criticise but show your support @borinifabio29— TheCoutinhoRole™ (@TheCoutinhoRole) October 28, 2014
Hope that kick starts Mario's season too. Got to play him in a two at the weekend, with Borini— Adam Ralph (@Iwindpeopleup) October 28, 2014
The big question remains: Why has Borini not been regularly used for #LFC this season? His never say die attitude is there for all to see.— Siggi Sverris (@SiggiSverris) October 28, 2014