Fabio Borini has finally left Anfield, and made the move to Sunderland – where he spent a successful season on loan. The Italian claims his time at Liverpool has been a “waste” (via the Daily Mail), but surely he can’t be surprised about that?
“I wasted too much time – not because I wanted to waste it, or deserved to waste it, I just wasted it,” he said.
“That’s why I came back to a place where I have been loved, and still feel the love from the supporters.
“It was really upsetting to train on my own.
“It was the killer that led me to leave Liverpool. I always gave everything for the club, and I showed that on the pitch and in training. Everyone knows within that club that I did everything and never complained.”
Borini has never really looked to be in Brendan Rodgers’ plans, but he insisted on remaining at the club to fight for his place anyway. He could have secured a move away last season, and as he says, Sunderland clearly loved him after his solid 2013/14 campaign with the club.
The fact that he chose to remain at Anfield despite our attempts to sell him means his wasted time is nobodies fault but his own, and was really to be expected.
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He was clearly delusional enough to think he was good enough to make it at the club, but obviously after failing to get on the field ahead of Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert, and even Raheem Sterling – not to mention being forced to train alone – he realised it just wasn’t going to happen.