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The 21-year-old was thrilled with both his individual performance and that of the team as he netted his first goal for Liverpool in his first showing in front of the home crowd

Fabio Borini was delighted to score on his Anfield debut as Liverpool comfortably beat FC Gomel 3-0 in their Europa League qualifier.

The striker scored the first goal of his Anfield career to set the Reds on the path to victory, with Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson putting the tie to bed as the English side ran out 4-0 winners on aggregate.

It was the 21-year-old’s second start since his £10.5 million move from Roma and Borini was delighted with his performance.

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The striker told ESPN: "It was very important for me to start the game well at Anfield, in front of our own supporters, we had a great game since the start - press high, high intensity and that's what the manager wants and what we wanted and we enjoy this football."

The Italy international has worked with manager Brendan Rodgers at two of his former clubs in Chelsea and Swansea, and knows exactly what his new boss expects from performances.

He added: "For sure, passion of his game, and the mentality he's got is a little bit different from English football and that's what he changes, and that's the way we want to play football and show our football as well."

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