Premier League star craves Liverpool return

Fabio Borini (Sunderland)Fabio Borini has set his sights on returning to Liverpool from Sunderland at the end of the current campaign and rebuilding his career on Merseyside.

The Italian international completed a season-long loan switch to the Stadium of Light over the summer, with first-team chances likely to have been limited for the forward at Anfield.

Despite being one of Brendan Rodgers’ first big buys in 2012 and a player that the Northern Irishman had previously worked with, Borini failed to make himself a first-team regular in an injury ravaged debut season with the Reds.

He returned briefly at the end of 2012/13, but was unable to make a lasting impact to put himself ahead of either Daniel Sturridge or Luis Suarez.

Now Borini – who netted a fantastic winning goal in Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby – is focusing on finding his form ahead of a return to Liverpool.

“There has been a squad revolution there but the worst thing for me was getting injured when I was actually playing at the start of last season,” Borini told Rete Sport.

“I remain a Liverpool player, I’m on loan because there wasn’t space for me and after a year of injuries I needed to get my confidence back, to play some games.

“But my roots are still there.”

The 22-year-old moved to Sunderland under Paolo Di Canio, but is expected to feature regularly for new boss Gus Poyet.

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