Fabio Borini: I’ve returned to Liverpool a better player

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini believes he has returned to the Reds from Sunderland a more mature player

Fabio Borini: I’ve returned to Liverpool a better player

Fabio Borini believes he has learnt more about the game thanks to his season-long loan at Sunderland after scoring on his Liverpool return on Wednesday.

The Italy international netted seven goals and made two assists for the Black Cats after being sent to the Stadium of Light to secure regular first-team football.

Liverpool manager Rodgers indicated that the £10.5m signing would get his chance to shine for the Reds in Dublin – and Borini reckons he has returned a more mature player after scoring in a 4-0 win against Shamrock Rovers.

“It’s nice to end the season in a positive way and be happy in the holidays,” Borini told Liverpool’s website after his strike at The Aviva in Dublin.

Borini added: “I learned more about the game, to wait and I can adapt during the game.

“Before, I found that more difficult; I was starting the game one way and finishing the same.

“Now I can change my game and adapt to what is actually happening on the pitch, which is really important to mature.

“It has been great. It was a little bit hard at the beginning, because we were fighting all the time. We managed to get out of that situation and it was a great feeling.”

Borini has scored two goals in 20 appearances since moving to Liverpool from Roma in 2012.

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