Liverpool star (not Lucas) has accepted Anfield career is over

Fabio Borini has accepted that he has no future at Liverpool and is expected to move back to Italy by the end of the transfer window, according to reports from the Liverpool Echo.

The one-cap Azzurri striker was Brendan Rodgers’ first signing upon his arrival at the club in 2012 – the Northern Irishman lured the player he coached at Swansea to Anfield from Roma.

Although he was expected to be a hit on Merseyside, his three seasons at the club have been miserable – he spent the 2013/14 campaign on loan at Sunderland – with poor form and injury issues having limited his playing time.

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Borini rejected a £14m move to the Stadium of Light just over a year ago in order to battle for his future at Liverpool, but he was unable to move in from a peripheral role and netted just once in the Premier League.

And now reports claim that he’s finally accepted that his career at the club is over amid interest from the likes of Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter Milan.

Liverpool are similarly keen to get him off their books after dropping the 24-year-old from their pre-season plans.