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Fabio Borini's Liverpool career is now officially over

The Italian moves on after a disappointing spell at Anfield.

Borini made just 38 appearances for the Reds.
Borini made just 38 appearances for the Reds.
Image: Scott Heppell

LIVERPOOL HAVE SOLD Fabio Borini to Sunderland for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £7 million.

The 24-year-old spent a season on loan at the Stadium of Light two years ago but on his return to Anfield, failed to force his way into Brendan Rodgers’ plans.

The Italian has signed a four-year deal with the Black Cats.

“I am delighted to be back at Sunderland,” he told the club’s official website. “It is a club I know really well from my time here previously.

“It will be emotional for me to play at the Stadium of Light again and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch as a Sunderland player.”

Head coach Dick Advocaat added: “Fabio is a great addition to the squad who will make our front line stronger.

“He can play in a number of attacking positions which is a huge benefit to the team.”

Borini endured a difficult time at Anfield having failed to become a first-team regular following his arrival from Roma in 2012.

The forward scored 10 goals in all competitions during his previous stint on Wearside.

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