Reds Bag Fabio Borini

On international duty...
It's felt like an age waiting for the transfer window to fully be pushed open and whilst it has been clear for a week or so that Brendan Rodgers had his eye on a few players it was difficult to judge when he would seal his first new signing as Liverpool manager.

Today we wait no longer as Fabio Borini successfully passed a medical at Melwood and completed all the necessary paper work. It is believed that in the region of £8 million has been paid to Roma for the services of the Italian who finished last season with 9 goals.

Many people are excited by the signing of Fabio and rightly so, in terms of minutes per goal he is above the likes of Wayne Rooney and Edinson Cavani from last year. If he can hit the ground running and adapt to life in the Premier League he could be a steal for the price paid by Rodgers & Co. Himself and Luis Suarez on form is a frightening thought for any opposition.

Of course Rodgers is all too familiar with Borini after working with him at both Chelsea and Swansea. Whilst Borini's experience at Chelsea is worthwhile it was mainly for the reserves. The Championship would have provided him with a proper taste of English football and the strength and tenacity of midfields and defences that don't enjoy being pushed around by skillful Italians but he will still have a lot to learn in the different world of the Premier League.

However Borini is only 21 years old, he has the time to learn these lessons.

Fabio Borini was interviewed by after putting his name on the dotted line and the forward when asked about Liverpool said "It's a top club that has won a lot of trophies in the past and we will do so in the future..."

So here's hoping the number 29 can start his Liverpool career with a bang, Fabio Borini, welcome to Anfield!

I hope you've all been practising his goal celebration!