The 24-year-old has also criticised the club, and apparently manager Brendan Rodgers, for forcing him to train by himself at times. The striker has now made the move to the Stadium of Light, and will be hoping to rediscover his form with the Black Cats.
“I wasted too much time,” Borini said, “Not because I wanted to waste it, or deserved to waste it, I just wasted it. That’s why I came back to a place where I have been loved, and still feel the love from the supporters.”
He added: “It was really upsetting to train on my own. It was the killer that led me to leave Liverpool. I always gave everything for the club, and I showed that on the pitch and in training. Everyone knows within that club that I did everything and never complained.”
In 38 appearances for the Merseyside outfit between 2012 and 2015, the Italy international scored a paltry three goals. This led to Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert, and even Raheem Sterling being prefered as a centre forward by Rodgers, and the arrivals of Christian Benteke and Danny Ings made Borini’s place untenable.
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The former AS Roma man will be hoping to repeat the success he had while on loan with Sunderland now that he joined the club permanently. He scored several important goals, including a winner against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, during their escape from relegation in the 2013-14 campaign. Manager Dick Advocaat will need the same kind of performances from the striker if his team are to avoid the Championship this time round.