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John Aldridge believes the likes of Fabio Borini and Jordan Henderson will return to Liverpool as better players following their involvement in the European U21 Championships in Israel.
Fabio Borini and Italy are through to the semi-finals of the tournament after wins against England and Israel. Aldridge Night
England - whose squad includes Andre Wisdom, Jordan Henderson, Jack Robinson and Jonjo Shelvey - haven't done so well, guaranteeing a group stage exit after this weekend's loss to Norway.
Even so, Aldo thinks everyone involved will gain something.
"It's great for the lads to be involved in an international tournament," he told The Kop Magazine.
"They can only learn from the experience this summer. I went to a World Cup when I was 35 or 36 and I was still learning then.
"As far as I'm concerned the more they play the better."
One player Aldo thinks will particularly benefit is Borini, whose debut season at Anfield was marred by injury.
"Borini needs to play and play and play after missing so many games for Liverpool last season," said the former Anfield goalscorer.
"It's a good thing that he's in the Italy squad because doing well in the U21s will help him to get his confidence back."
, john aldridge