Borini raring to at Sunderland go after switch from Liverpool

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FABIO BORINI hopes he can achieve his objectives at Sunderland this season after agreeing with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers that it was the right time to go out on loan.

Borini, expected to make his Sunderland bow in Saturday’s visit of Arsenal, joined the Black Cats on a season-long stint last week after being pushed down the pecking order at Anfield.

The 22-year-old had not featured in any of Liverpool’s first three games of the season, with the attacking competition at the early Premier League leaders increased by the signings of Daniel Sturridge, Coutinho, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto and Victor Moses.

Borini held face-to-face discussions with Rodgers prior to the the transfer deadline and decided his best hopes of first-team football would come at the Stadium of Light.

The Italian striker said today: “The move came very quickly at the end of the transfer window.

“After a chat with the Liverpool manager, I understood that there was not much room there to achieve what I wanted to achieve this season.

“I needed to play and to get a place in the team.

“It came from that chat and I came here to fulfil my aims.”

•Read the full interview with Fabio Borini in the Sunderland Echo tomorrow.