FABIO BORINI will be looking to triumph where his compatriots have failed after completing his £11million move to Liverpool.
The striker will become the fourth Italian to play for the Reds.
The first was goalkeeper Daniele Padelli who enjoyed a brief stint at Anfield in 2007.
Rafa Benitez signed him on loan from Sampdoria but he made just one error-strewn appearance in the 2-2 draw with Charlton in the last league game of the 2006-2007 season before being sent back.
A year later Andrea Dossena was signed from Udinese for £7million as a replacement for John Arne Riise.
However, the left-back struggled and made just 31 appearances before moving to Napoli in January 2010. Dossena did at least provide a couple of highlights with memorable strikes after coming off the bench against Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Alberto Aquilani was the last Italian the club signed in the wake of Xabi Alonso’s switch to Real Madrid in August 2009.
The midfielder cost Liverpool £18million but was dogged by injuries and failed to adapt to English football.
He scored twice in 26 appearances in 2009/10 before being sent on a season-long loan to Juventus.
Aquilani returned to Anfield last summer after Juve opted not to sign him and he played in two Europa League qualifiers for the Reds. He spent last season on loan at AC Milan but with no permanent deal in place he’s back at Melwood for pre-season training and faces an uncertain future.