Rodgers plays down Borini injury concerns

Borini, linked with a move to Sunderland throughout the close-season, lasted just 12 minutes of his side's 1-0 loss at Fenway Park before being substituted.

The Italian fell under a challenge and was grabbing his right shoulder before making way for Emre Can.

Rodgers, whose team conceded a 90th-minute goal to Marco Borriello, played down the seriousness of the injury.

"It's probably not as bad as first thought," the Northern Irishman told a news conference.

"He's had problems in the past with his shoulder, but he's only bruised it.

"He'll miss a few days of training. He won't train now for the remainder of the trip here, but it's only going to be a matter of days before he's back training and playing again."

Liverpool will compete at the International Champions Cup in the United States, facing Olympiacos, Manchester City and Milan.

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