Former Liverpool star speaks out about frustrations

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini has spoken out about his frustrating time at Liverpool, hitting out at his former club for the way they treated him.

Brendan Rodgers brought the Italy international to Anfield having worked with him during a loan spell at Swansea, with the versatile forward expected to be an important player for the Reds.

However, over the course of a number of seasons Borini failed to establish himself at the Merseyside club and over the summer was relegated to a player surplus to requirements in Rodgers’ eyes.

The acquisitions of Danny Ings, Divock Origi and Christian Benteke all but ended the Italian’s time at Anfield, with the former Roma star having since made a permanent switch to Sunderland.

Over the summer Borini was forced to train separately from the rest of the first-team squad and he has now spoken out about his disappointment at how he was treated.

“It’s been frustrating, I can tell you that, and I was bringing [that frustration] it home and it wasn’t nice to be upset,” The Express quote Borini as saying.

“I wasn’t even on the bench when there were not strikers available.

“They [Liverpool] made me train at a different time than the first team so I was not seeing the other players – not because of my behaviour, I can’t really say because I don’t know.”

Borini is in line to feature for Sunderland this weekend as the Black Cats host Tottenham at the Stadium of Light.