The Italian forward completed his move to fellow Premier League side Sunderland before the transfer window closed last month after being left out of the Reds’ match-day squads for the first four games of the new season.
The switch to the Stadium of Light, where he enjoyed a successful loan spell during the 2013-14 campaign, ended a nightmare spell for Borini at Anfield as he could only muster two league goals in a total of 25 league appearances for the club.
The 24-year-old was Brendan Rodgers’ first signing when he was appointed manager in the summer of 2012, but Borini appeared to take a swipe at his former boss with comments in the media:
“It was very difficult [at Liverpool],” the Italian revealed.
“It didn’t work out. Not because of me, but because of someone else.”
“Everyone knows within the club and outside that I have been working hard.”
“I gave everything for the club. That is why I stayed at Liverpool, because I thought I could help the team.”
“Every time I have been asked to play I did that, and that’s the thing,” Borini added.
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Borini could make his second debut for the Black Cats on Sunday afternoon as the hosts look to record their first league victory of the season against Tottenham Hotspur.