Borini will return to Anfield after his loan spell at the Stadium of Light expires at the end of the season, and will be hoping he’s impressed enough to be part of Brendan Rodgers’ plans.
The 22-year-old Italian gave the Black Cats a surprise lead against Manchester City, though the Mackems ended up losing the match 3-1, with Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson cheering on his boyhood club from the stands.
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Including bonuses, Borini’s move from Roma to Liverpool in 2012 is worth £10.5 million, though after a slow start in his first season on Merseyside, he was sent on-loan to the Stadium of Light.
Now Borini is hoping to settle at a big club where he can continue his career.
“That means I am made for a big team,” Borini told the Mirror.
“We will see what will happen until the end of the season, and try to beat the big teams and the small ones, and then let’s see in the summer.
“It was a great feeling scoring in the cup final. Two or three times what I normally feel for a goal.
“A great feeling, all emotions, especially against a big team when no one expected us to be in front against Manchester City at Wembley.”
Gary McLaughlin from Sunderland fan site We Are Wearside wrote this excellent piece on what the Black Cats faithful think of the forward.