Liverpool boss backs striker to find form.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he believes Fabio Borini can find his best form again with regular first-team football at Sunderland, according to Sky Sports.
The 22-year-old Italian international, signed from Roma last summer, will spend the 2013/14 season on loan at the Stadium of Light, after a disappointing first campaign at Anfield.
The striker only managed to score two goals in 20 appearances for Liverpool after signing for around £10.5m, though injuries appeared to disrupt his progress with the club.
With a host of new signings arriving at Liverpool this summer, Borini’s first-team chances looked increasingly limited, and Rodgers believes that it is important for him to be getting regular playing time at this stage in his career.
The former Chelsea and Swansea man will now be hoping to find his best fitness and form again with Sunderland, and Rodgers has stated that he has a real belief that Borini can still fulfill his great potential for the Reds.
“He had a stop-start season last year with his injuries and I just felt this year he needed to go and play football,” the Northern Irishman said.
“With Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez, Iago Aspas and some of the other attacking players, that might have been limited.
“I have a real belief in Fabio – he is a talent and we’ve seen that on occasions, but he needs to be playing regularly to demonstrate that talent.”
Borini will be seen as a direct replacement for Stephane Sessegnon at Sunderland, with the Benin international completing a £6million switch to West Brom, and will link up with his fellow countryman, manager Paolo Di Canio.