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Liverpool in trouble as Borini picks up injury on international duty

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Brendan Rodgers has come under heavy fire for unwisely sending Andy Carroll on loan to West Ham without enough strikers in his squad. The Irishman will have to pay dearly for his mistake now, as summer signing Fabio Borini is set to spend an extended period on the sidelines with a foot injury, reported ESPN Soccernet.

Borini, who moved to Anfield from Roma this summer, suffered a broken foot in a training session before Italy U-21 faced Sweden in the Euro U-21 2013 play-offs. An MRI scan on Thursday revealed a metatarsal bone injury and as such, there is no date set for his return to action.

Although Borini may not have had a flying start to his Liverpool career, scoring just one goal against Gomel in the Europa League play-offs, his unavailability would leave Rodgers with just the one recognized striker in Luis Suarez.

Liverpool's start to the season has also been an absolute nightmare for Rodgers as the Reds sit in 14th spot with just 6 points from 7 games this season. Liverpool could slump further down following this injury and Rodgers will be hard pressed to bring in a striker when the transfer window reopens in January.