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Fabio Borini completes £10 million move to Sunderland

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Fabio Borini has put an end to his poor spell at Liverpool after completing a £10 million move to Sunderland.

The Italian forward was surplus to requirements at Anfield after a three-year spell where he scored three goals in 38 appearances.

The 24-year-old, who was with Brendan Rodgers at Swansea, signed for Liverpool for £10.5 million in 2012. He was loaned out to Sunderland in 2013 and turned down the chance to join the Black Cats last summer in order to fight for his place at Liverpool.

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There was no shortage of interest in the former Chelsea striker. Inter Milan and Watford were both interested, along with Fiorentina.

Borini failed to live up to expectations at Anfield but resurrected his Premier League career during his spell at the Stadium of Light, scoring ten goals in 40 appearances.

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Following the addition of Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings and the return from loan of Divock Origi, Borini was clearly out of favour on Merseyside.

The Italian's signing has to go down as one of the most underwhelming additions during Rodgers' tenure at Liverpool.

Despite turning down the chance to join the Black Cats last season Borini was rarely given the opportunity to prove himself in a Liverpool front line that mustered 13 goals in all competitions.

The Italian was limited to just 13 appearances in the Premier League last season and only made three starts, he did however score his only goal of the season in one of those starts against Aston Villa.

With Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert failing to find their feet at Anfield and Daniel Sturridge out injured, Borini may feel aggrieved he was not given more starting time by Rodgers. However his performances were not of the quality required at Liverpool.

With his time at Anfield now at an end, Borini has the opportunity to resurrect his career.

Liverpool fans, should Fabio Borini have been given more of a chance to stake his claim at Anfield? Have your say below!

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