Fabio Borini picks Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo as the best players he has played with

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini seems to rate his former Liverpool teammate Mario Balotelli highly.

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini has told the club’s Youtube channel that the best players he has played with so far in his career are Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo.

Borini played with compatriot Balotelli at Liverpool and with Pirlo for the Italy national team.

Naming AC Milan and Juventus legend Pirlo as one of the best players he has played with should not come as a surprise, but Balotelli?

The Italy international striker is on the books of Liverpool at the moment, but he was sent out on loan to AC Milan in the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old struggled for playing time at the Reds last season and failed to make an impact when he was given chances.

It is interesting that Borini, who himself could not make too much of an impact during his time at Liverpool, considers Balotelli as one of the two best players he has ever played with.

What about Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez? Not as good as Balotelli?

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