Borini: Balotelli convinced me about Liverpool move

Fabio Borini says he was convinced about joining Liverpool by Manchester City firebrand Mario Balotelli. The pair are Italy teammates.

Fabio Borini says he was convinced about joining Liverpool by Manchester City firebrand Mario Balotelli.

The pair are Italy teammates.

"The fans played a big part (in me joining Liverpool)," Borini told FourFourTwo magazine. "When I was with Italy at Euro 2012, I was talking to Balotelli about England, and he told me that Liverpool had the most exciting fans to play in front of.

"He described it as a beautiful experience.

"I became aware that Brendan Rodgers wanted me, and once I got the official request I knew what to do. I spoke with Roma to discuss it and we came to an agreement."

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