Borini: Unlike Rodgers, Klopp makes Liverpool players feel they are “part of something”

Borini: Unlike Rodgers, Klopp makes Liverpool players feel they are “part of something”

Former Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has claimed that the key difference between Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp is that the German makes players feel a “part of something”.

Borini joined Liverpool in 2012 and left the club last summer, although part of his time with the Reds was spent on loan at Sunderland, the club he now plays for on a permanent basis.

The forward grew frustrated at his lack of opportunities under Rodgers and, although he didn’t play under Klopp, Borini was quick to praise the latter’s methods.

Borini told Sky Italia (via Inside Futbol): “There are many differences between Rodgers and Klopp, when it comes to enthusiasm.

“Klopp makes you feel that you are part of something, which was not the case with Rodgers.”

The Italian forward has struggled to make a significant impact for Sunderland this season – he has mustered just four goals in 23 Premier League appearances – but Borini has at least been afforded regular playing time with the Black Cats.

Indeed, the No.9 has started 19 league matches this term, whilst he made just eight in total for Liverpool.

As far as Liverpool are concerned, Klopp has shown that he isn’t afraid to drop key players from the starting line-up, with Daniel Sturridge being left out of the side for Thursday’s Europa League encounter with Villarreal.

However, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is renowned for instilling a team mentality into his players, often evident in their goal celebrations with Klopp.

Liverpool travel to face one of Borni’s former clubs, Swansea City, in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday, with the Reds seeking to make an instant return to winning ways after their loss to Villarreal.

Fabio Borini has a pass accuracy of 72% in the Premier League this season.