After letting Andy Carroll to join West Ham on loan 48 hours before the summer transfer window closed, Brendan Rodgers knew he was leaving himself sort of attacking options. But Rodgers let Carroll go because he was assured by Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre that a replacement for Carroll would be brought in.
Well we all know that story ended, and Rodgers has had to make do with only two recognized strikers in the squad; Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini.
Well Rodgers’s painfully thin attacking options just got thinner today as Fabio Borini has suffered a broken foot on international duty with the Italy Under-21 squad.
Borini picked up the injury during a training session ahead of the Italian side’s Euro 2013 play-off match against Sweden and now faces weeks on the sidelines. Which metatarsal bone Borini has broken will determine the length of his recovery. But he will be out for at least a month.
The injury, confirmed early on Thursday by an MRI scan, leaves Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers with only Luis Suarez as a recognised senior striker for the next month. With a full campaign of Premier League, Europa League and Capital One games coming up, Brendan Rodgers will have to hope that one of the young academy players can step and provide some coverage for Suarez.