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Football: Fabio Borini injury fear for Liverpool in Roma loss

Published on Jul 24, 2014 11:41 AM
Liverpool's Fabio Borini (left) tussles with Roma's Seydou Keita during a friendly soccer match between Liverpool and Roma at Fenway Park, in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BOSTON (AFP) - A 90th-minute own goal on Wednesday cost Liverpool a 1-0 loss to AS Roma but an early spill left striker Fabio Borini with a much more worrisome right shoulder injury.

The 23-year-old Italian striker, a former Roma standout before coming to Liverpool, fell on an early tackle and came up holding his shoulder.

Liverpool said during the match that Borini's shoulder was not dislocated but further examination was needed in a tough setback during the opening minutes of the English Premier League side's pre-season US tour.

The only goal of the match came in the dying seconds of regular time when Roma's Marco Borriello bent his right leg and redirected a corner kick off Danish Liverpool defender Daniel Agger and into the net.

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