Liverpool forward Fabio Borini is confident he could forge a good partnership with fellow Italian Mario Balotelli. Borini, who rejected summer offers to move to Sunderland and QPR, has made just three appearances this season, with only one start.
The 23-year-old has shared the field with Balotelli for just 98 minutes but is confident they could bring out the best in each other.
"I have played with him before and found it really well on the pitch,'' he said.
"Not just because of the language but we were born with the same idea of football, as Italians, so it's really easy to understand each other even without talking.
"He's a player that can change the game whenever he wants. It's a tough league, probably the toughest in Europe - and I think he understands that.
"In the games, he runs a lot and is really giving himself to the team, being very unselfish.''
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