By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The Italian striker benefitted from some good work by Luis Suarez whose clever footwork allowed him to rifle a shot in from a narrow angle and the Gomel goalkeeper's save rebounded nicely for Borini to hit it in on the volley.
Borini celebrated in typical fashion gesturing as if he had a 'knife in the teeth', a display that he often displayed while playing for Roma in the Serie A.
The fans were equally thrilled to see him start his Anfield career in such clinical fashion and roundly applauded him throughout the game leading the 21-year-old to feel as if he had been welcomed to the world of football for the very first time. He hopes to carry on impressing in his debut season and give the fans more opportunities to see him celebrate his trademark gesture on future goalscoring occasions.
"It was absolutely a day to remember," he told Liverpoolfc.com. "The fans were amazing and the atmosphere was unbelievable, just for a Europa League qualifier. To also get a goal was amazing.
"It felt like it was the first goal I had scored in my entire career. I tried to celebrate as I did for my first goal in Serie A.
"Since I signed, I've wanted to score my first goal as soon as possible. I got my first here at Anfield, which was very nice, and now I will carry on working.
"The goal will help me continue to settle in - goals always help.
"You have seen many, many players sliding on their knees here - like Steven Gerrard and Torres - and I tried to do the same because I was so happy.
"It was very important to show my own celebration, too. The fans will get to know me better game by game. This was my first game at Anfield and I think I made a good impression on them."
But he accepted that his Uruguayan strike partner deserved the plaudits for a superlative performance that saw him assist captain Steven Gerrard's goal and pose a constant threat to the Belarusian side's goal.
"Suarez made the goal. It was the first time I had played with him and it was absolutely amazing. He is an unselfish player, but we all played an amazing game together.
"Collectively, we did very well - both offensively and defensively. That was the key because we were very compact from the first second of the game until the last. "
And manager Brendan Rodgers, who worked with him at Chelsea when he was a youth player, had instructed him to do his best to shine in his first home fixture and the youngster is looking forward to impressing further under the man who he feels he has a good rapport with.
"The manager said to me, 'We are at Anfield, which is our home. We need to play our football and stay focused because this is just the beginning (for you)'.
"I have played this kind of football before with him. It's enjoyable to play because you feel good and feel free to do your stuff and play football - it's great."