Sunderland's derby day match-winner Fabio Borini insists he has not given up on his Liverpool career.
The on-loan Italian striker came off the bench to score the decisive goal in Sunday's 2-1 success over bitter rivals Newcastle - his first strike for the Black Cats.
That matches his Premier League tally for the Reds, where he spent an injury-disrupted first season having arrived in a £10m deal from Roma.
– Fabio Borini speaking to Rete sport
There has been a squad revolution there but the worst thing for me was getting injured when I was actually playing at the start of last season.
I remain a Liverpool player, I'm on loan because there wasn't space for me and after a year of injuries I needed to get my confidence back, to play some games.
But my roots are still there.