Liverpool fringe player pleased with League Cup performance

Fabio Borini was pleased to register an assist in the League Cup tie with Swansea City yesterday.

Liverpool took on Swansea City in a League Cup tie last night which of course gave the opportunity for Brendan Rodgers to give some of the fringe players at the club a run-out at Anfield.

The likes of Brad Jones, Lucas Leiva and Fabio Borini all started the game - with the Italian forward putting in a display he was certainly happy with.

Borini spent last season on loan at Sunderland and Rodgers was keen to sell him in the summer. Unfortunately Borini could not agree a move to Sunderland after deciding he wanted to stay at Liverpool and fight for his place at Anfield.

Yesterday he bagged an assist to help those chances - giving Mario Balotelli the opportunity to raise some of the pressure on his shoulders with a late goal in normal time.

He has now been speaking about the game and his performance to the official Liverpool website.

He stated:

"I think we played really well from the kick-off until the last seconds of the game and we scored at the last possible attempt.

"It was the players who were not playing so much or so often, like myself - but we knew that when we got the chance to play, we needed to make sure that we took the chance and we showed that.

"I'm very pleased with my performance - not just for the assist, but for my performance after a long time not playing. Apart from me, all the other players played magnificent and we showed that we can play as a team."

Borini has played just two games for Liverpool in the Premier League this season, so is struggling to get the football he wants at Anfield. But he will certainly be hoping for a run in the Capital One Cup so he can continue to impress his boss in the cup competition - hopefully leading to a more prominent position in the Premier League side.

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