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Borini swayed by Rodgers presence

21 July 2012 18:00

Fabio Borini has revealed that the presence of Brendan Rodgers at Anfield made joining Liverpool an easy decision.

The Italy international had previously worked with Northern Irishman Rodgers at Chelsea and Swansea.

Borini said he needed little time to make up his mind over whether to leave Roma after Liverpool's advances.

"It (the deal) was done very quickly because I knew the coach and I knew I had his respect," the 21-year-old told Vocegiallorossa.

It has been suggested that Borini was keen to quit the Italian capital because he was not on good terms with a number of his Roma team-mates, but he reiterated that there is no truth in those rumours.

"My relationship with the dressing room? In my opinion, it was good," the striker said. "I've always been honest with everyone. Like when I said I wanted to stay at Roma, I really wanted to.

"(Roma was) definitely a positive experience for me, because I think I did well this year, even though I had some injuries.

"I think I made myself known as a player and also got in tune with the fans."

Borini, who was a part of Italy's Euro 2012 squad, netted nine times in 24 Serie A appearances for Roma last season.

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