Liverpool legend John Aldridge says Fabio Borini will benefit from regular action with Italy at this month's U21 Euros.

Borini and Italy are through to the semi-finals of the tournament after wins against England and Israel.

"Borini needs to play and play and play after missing so many games for Liverpool last season," Aldridge told The Kop Magazine.

"It's a good thing that he's in the Italy squad because doing well in the U21s will help him to get his confidence back."