Liverpool striker Borini out for the season after sustaining dislocated shoulder

The 21-year-old has been blighted by injuries in his debut Anfield season and now looks set to miss the remainder of the campaign following a collision with Kyle Bartley

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Fabio Borini will miss the remainder of the season after the forward dislocated his shoulder in Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Swansea on Sunday afternoon.

The Italian forward had only been on the pitch for eight minutes before colliding with Swans centre-back Kyle Bartley in a sliding challenge. The 21-year-old immediately let out a scream of pain as Bartley slid over his left arm, leaving Borini to trudge off down the tunnel at Anfield.

Rodgers told reporters after the game: “He will probably be out for the season, it looks like he’s dislocated his shoulder.

“It’s unfortunate because it’s the other shoulder, he had the same injury at Chelsea. It looks like, early stages, that that’s the diagnosis.”

The incident was the only sour point in a dominant and impressive Reds victory over a weakened Michael Laudrup side, who have one eye on their Capital One Cup final next weekend.

Borini has been plagued by injuries since joining Liverpool from Roma in the summer and spent three months on the sidelines with a broken foot earlier in the campaign.

He made his return to first-team action at Old Trafford on January 6th but now looks set for a further spell in the treatment room.

A first half penalty from Steven Gerrard set the tone for the Reds, before Phillipe Coutinho marked his full Liverpool debut with a goal immediately after half-time.

Jose Enrique, Luis Suarez and another penalty, this time taken by Daniel Sturridge ensured Brendan Rodgers’ team rebounded from defeat to West Brom on Monday and rise to seventh in the Premier League.

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