Fabio Borini has revealed that his ambition at the end of the season is to return to Liverpool and force his way into the XI.
Reports in the Italian Press earlier this month had suggested that the on loan Sunderland striker could be Antonio Di Natale’s replacement at Udinese.
However, the young striker has insisted that he would like to return to his parent club in the summer.
“I’ll finish my season here and then after that I’ll go back to Liverpool because that’s my contract,” he told the Daily Star.
“It would be nice to go back there as a Premier League player and to have shown them that even in a hard situation I can do well.
”I’ve achieved one of my objectives here at Sunderland of playing every week, but to play for big teams like Liverpool, you don’t just need to perform well.
“As a striker you need to score goals. You can perform well, but at the end of the season people count your goals.
“I needed to prove to myself first that I can play here because I’ve never had a long spell playing in England but now I’m getting a long run of games.”
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