Italian forward Fabio Borini is clearly bitter about his time at Liverpool, and has taken time out before Wednesday’s match to confirm as much.
Borini left Liverpool in the summer to join Sunderland, and it’s the Black Cats who host Jurgen Klopp’s men in Borini’s first match against us since permanently leaving.
“I’ve said everything I want to already about my time there,” Borini told the Chronicle.
“But, yes, I’d like to score against Liverpool.
“More than anyone else.”
Borini was a complete and utter flop at Anfield. He was Brendan Rodgers’ first signing back in 2012, joining from Roma for £11m (via BBC Sport), but he never lived up to his price-tag or Rodgers’ billing.
In three seasons with the club (one was spent on loan at Sunderland), Borini managed a miserable two Premier League goals – damning statistics for a midfielder – let alone a striker.
Sunderland spent £10m on him this summer gone, according to the BBC, and in truth – we were lucky to get an amount of that magnitude when we clearly overpaid for him in the first place.
He simply lacks the quality to have ever made it at Liverpool, so we did well to basically get back the money we paid for him.
Since joining Sunderland he’s scored two in 12, hardly form that will cause us regret. Following his comments though, we really hope he doesn’t find the back of the net on the 30th for Sam Allardyce’s dogged outfit.