Liverpool misfit Fabio Borini becomes Sunderland’s 13th signing

THUMBS UP: Liverpool's Fabio Borini
THUMBS UP: Liverpool's Fabio Borini

SUNDERLAND have finalised a season-long loan for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini.

The Italian has become Sunderland’s 13th signing of the summer after Liverpool agreed to part company with the 22-year-old – just 12 months since he moved to Anfield for £10.5million.

Borini has been pushed down the pecking order at Anfield following the captures of Daniel Sturridge, Coutinho, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto and Victor Moses.

The Italian international, who was not involved in Liverpool’s win over Manchester United on Sunday, started just five Premier League outings for Brendan Rodgers’ side in his maiden campaign on Merseyside last season - partly due to a three-month absence with a broken foot - with his only goal coming in April’s 6-0 romp at Newcastle.

That prompted Sunderland to make a loan approach for Borini, who will replace West Brom-bound Stephane Sessegnon in the Black Cats’ attacking ranks.