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Fabio Borini slams Liverpool for his treatment before transfer

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Sunderland forward Fabio Borini has slammed his former club for the way they treated him, before his move to the North East.

The Italian forward has claimed his treatment by Liverpool was a 'killer' after he was made to train away from the first-team. 

Borini said he had no choice but to leave the Reds after being frozen out by Brendan Rodgers, and the striker does not know why he was treated in that way, as he gave 'everything' to the Merseyside club.

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As per the Liverpool Echo, the 24-year-old said: “It was really upsetting. 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. They make you train at different times from the first team, so I was actually not seeing them – not because of my behaviour, or because I had said something or done something wrong.

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“I did everything right and people inside the club know that. I can’t really say why, because I don’t know why.”

Having rejected the chance to join the Black Cats last summer, Borini was never given a fair crack of the whip by Rodgers.

The Italian was limited to 12 appearances in the previous campaign and only three of them were from the start.

In a season where Liverpool's strikers struggled for goals, it was a huge surprise to see Rodgers neglect the forward, who was his first signing as manager of the club.

Despite Borini, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli combining for 34 league goals for their respective clubs in the 2013-14 campaign, they could only muster four last season, a depressing stat for Liverpool fans.

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