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Sunderland sign Borini on four-year deal

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini Credit: PA

Sunderland have confirmed the signing of striker Fabio Borini from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old Italian has signed a four-year contract for fee understood to be £8 million with a further £2 million in add-ons.

Borini's move was confirmed by Sunderland in a statement which said:

Sunderland are delighted to announce the signing of Fabio Borini from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.

– Sunderland AFC

Borini returns to the club following a successful loan spell during the 2013-14 season, during which he became a fan favourite scoring 10 goals including strikes against Newcastle United, Chelsea and at Wembley during the Capital One Cup final.

Sterling break was 'already planned' says Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Raheem Sterling's winter break had been 'already planned' since the summer.

The 20-year-old forward was given permission to go on holiday to Jamaica, and missed both the club's FA Cup win over AFC Wimbledon and yesterday's 1-0 win at Sunderland in the Premier League.

But Rodgers said he felt Sterling needed a rest.


Sunderland fans 'need to accept the reality' says Poyet

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says fans 'need to accept the reality' of the situation the club is in.

The home crowd vented their frustrations during yesterday's 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at the Stadium of Light. That result leaves the Black Cats just one point above the Premier League relegation zone.

But Poyet said:

I think they should look at the team. I think it's been going on for the last four of five years. I think they should be a little bit more patient.

– Gus Poyet, Sunderland AFC Head Coach

Borini starts for Liverpool against Sunderland

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini will start for the visitors on his return to the Stadium of Light.

The Italian spent last season on loan at Sunderland.


Sunderland announce team to face Liverpool

Sunderland have announced their starting XI to face Liverpool in their Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light. Kick-off is at 12:45pm.

Poyet 'wouldn't miss' chance to see Gerrard

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he 'wouldn't miss' the chance to see Steven Gerrard play his final Premier League game in the North East.

The Liverpool captain has announced that he's moving to the MLS with LA Galaxy this summer. Today's game is likely to be the last time the 34-year-old will ever play at the Stadium of Light.

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