Borini has no regrets over Liverpool stay

The striker turned down offers during the summer, notably a €18 million move to Sunderland, but insists he is determined to prove himself at a Champions League club

Fabio Borini insists he has no regrets over electing to stay at Liverpool and turn down offers of regular football elsewhere.

The striker has seen first-team opportunities limited since arriving in 2012, and spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Sunderland before turning down a permanent move to the Stadium of Light in the summer.

And despite failing to find the net in 13 appearances across all competitions this term, Borini remains determined to prove his worth to Rodgers.

“I’ve never regretted staying here,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “Yes, I could have left, but I wanted to stay at Liverpool and I’m glad I did. To be honest, I didn’t expect to play as much as I have done so far.

“With Daniel Sturridge’s injuries, I’ve played more than I expected. I think I’ve done okay. I probably should have scored from the few chances I’ve had, but I’m quite happy with my season so far.

“I won’t be leaving this month either. I started the last game and I don’t see any reason why I would need to change clubs. I see it as all positive for me.”

Explaining his decision to stay, Borini added: “The reason I said no to the clubs who wanted to sign me was that I wanted to play for a top-four club. I wanted to play in the Champions League.

“I don’t think you can blame any player for having that kind of ambition. I took into account my football and also my personal life [Borini is engaged to Liverpool model Erin O’Neill].

“That’s why I decided to stay at Liverpool. I have no regrets. This is what I want. It was never about money. If that was my motivation then I would have left for Dubai. I still believe I can be a success at Liverpool.”

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