Wednesday, 16th January, 2013

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini believes that the Reds are trying to play a completely different type of football, which explains their inconsistent results.

Borini is now back in action for Brendan Rodgers’ men after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but he has been watching his team-mates closely from afar.

The Italian can see that Liverpool have been inconsistent in the Premier League, with the Reds not yet having managed to beat any of the seven sides sitting above them in the standings, while they have also had unexpected defeats, such as a 3-1 loss at home against Aston Villa.

But Borini feels inconsistency is perfectly understandable, given how Liverpool are seeking to switch the way they play the game.


"We’ve been inconsistent, but that’s football. The way we’re playing is a brand new idea of football, so it takes time to get into the mind and become the natural way of playing", he told his club’s official site.

And the Italian feels there is not far to look for positive signs, with character and spirit there to see.

"Christmas was a busy period but we got very good results. That was very important. We’ve always shown character in every game we’ve played.

"There were signs [at Old Trafford] that we really wanted to get a draw – or even win the game – so that showed me character and spirit, which is very important when you come back from an injury like mine.

"The style is becoming more natural. Even in training sessions, you can see the difference, which is a good sign."

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