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Borini wants bond with Liverpool fans

8 May 2013 14:18

Fabio Borini is looking to build a bond with Liverpool's supporters after enduring a frustrating first season on Merseyside.

The Italian scored his first Premier League goal for the club in the 6-0 rout of Newcastle in April, after missing long periods of the season with injury.

And now the striker is hoping to emulate the relationships he had with fans at previous clubs Roma and Swansea.

"If I've got emotion that comes from that club, obviously I take that emotion with me," he told the club's official website.

"At Swansea I had three months I could never think of. In three months, I got into the hearts of the people and I could see Italian flags in the stadium - I never expected that.

"In Roma, after a long injury, I started scoring and the people were showing things in the stands as well.

"When you see those things, it gives you an emotion you can never forget. I hope I can do the same here because I'm trying very hard."

The Italy international concedes he did not expect to be a Liverpool player at such a young age and is looking to experienced pair Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard as examples to follow as he aims to build a long career at the club.

"In modern football it's more difficult because you've got many opportunities to change and more distractions on what you want to do," he added.

"I left home very soon; they (Carragher and Gerrard) have played here in Liverpool, which is their home. I've already left home, I think it's different for me.

"But obviously it's something that you need to look at because not many people now, as a young player, will be able to stay at the same club for 10 to 15 years and give everything.

"I live in the short-term and I didn't expect that I could play at Liverpool and in the Premier League so soon. At 22, I would probably still be starting in Italy with some architecture or interior design subjects."

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