Sunderland forward Fabio Borini says he “expected more consideration from Brendan Rodgers” when he moved to Liverpool.
Borini, 24, who signed for the Black Cats in the summer for £8million, has labelled his three-year spell at Liverpool as “very negative”.
The Italian forward only scored three goals in 38 games at Anfield after becoming Rodgers’ first signing in the summer 2012.
“The move from Roma to Liverpool was very negative,” he told Italian outlet DiMarzio.com.
“I expected more consideration from Brendan Rodgers but I have no regrets at returning here.
“Now I feel fit and I’m scoring goals.”
Borini, nicknamed ‘the pirate’ at Sunderland, signed for the club £10million last August after spending the whole of 2013/14 at the Stadium of Light on loan.
“Escaping relegation is down to us. The next two games against Newcastle and Norwich will be essential. I’m ambitious: I want Sunderland to be saved from relegation,” added Borini.
“I love my nickname! It’s because of how I celebrate goals, biting my hand as though it were a dagger held between my teeth. But if I score in the derby against Newcastle, I’m planning a surprise celebration!”