Fabio Borini wrote his name into Sunderland history by scoring a wonder goal against Newcastle on Sunday. The Liverpool striker is currently on loan at Sunderland in a bid to resurrect his career after suffering several injuries during his first season at Liverpool.
The Italian striker still hopes to return to Liverpool after his loan spell and fight for his place back in the squad.
“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 said.
“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.”
Sending Borini out on loan was a good move by Brendan Rodgers who signed the striker for £10million from Roma. His first season at Liverpool was not helped by his injury problems and thus we never got to really see what he is made of. Rodgers is partly to blame for Borini’s poor debut season as the manager played Borini out wide instead of his more preferred central striking position. Now hopefully he is over his injury nightmare and he can get to be a regular in the Sunderland side and show the rest of the Premier League how good he is.
If Borini had remained at Anfield he would have struggled to get much game time ahead of inform Suarez and Sturridge. Iago Aspas also arrived from Celta Vigo in the summer to boost the Liverpool strike force but he too has been hit with an injury and has not has the best of starts to his Liverpool career.
There is plenty of opportunity for Borini to still be a hit at Liverpool if he manages to shake off his injuries and score some goals for Sunderland. Nothing gets a striker going more than banging in goals, even if they are tap-ins. But strikes like the one below from Borini, seem to be what every striker dreams of.