Fabio Borini was happy to cut short his summer break and join new club Liverpool in Boston.

Having been a part of the Italy squad that reached the final of Euro 2012, Borini was told to report for duty at the start of August - but he was having none of that.

"I chose to come early because I think it's important to be with the team, especially because I'm a new player," Borini told lfctour.com. "I could have had a month but I didn't play at the Euros.

"I chose to come early to get used to the team and adapt more quickly. I am desperate to get started."