Misfiring marksman has managed to net just one league goal for the Reds so far.
Out-of-favour Liverpool front man Fabio Borini wants to return home to Italy when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Star.
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The Italy international was shipped out to Premier League strugglers Sunderland on a season-long loan at the start of this campaign, however, Borini has even struggled to get into the Black Cats’ starting lineup.
And as a result, the striker’s agent has now confirmed that his client will seek a loan move to a Serie A club at the turn of the year if new Sunderland head coach Gustavo Poyet does not start utilising Borini more in attack between now and January, with the player desperate to maintain his place in the Azzurri squad for next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil by getting more game time in the second half of this campaign.
“Does Walter Mazzarri appreciate him? I was in the Inter headquarters a few days ago, but there was no formal request,” said Borini’s agent Marco De Marchi.
“I can say that if Fabio’s situation doesn’t change in the next month, we could evaluate a return to Italy so that he can find the consistency he needs ahead of the World Cup. Borini would absolutely love to take part in that tournament.
“Liverpool will not let go of the player definitively, so it would still be a loan spell.
“He is a modern striker, has an eye for goal and is appreciated by many in Italy and beyond.”
Borini was signed by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in July 2012 from Serie A giants AS Roma on a five-year deal for a fee of £10.5 million, only for the 22-year-old’s debut campaign on Merseyside to be badly disrupted by a series of long-term injuries.