Sunderland striker Fabio Borini posts passionate message on Twitter ahead of Liverpool match

Sunderland are set to take on Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow.

Fabio Borini has urged his Sunderland teammates to show the same passion that they did against Manchester City in their match against Liverpool this weekend.

The Black Cats are set to travel to Anfield tomorrow, for a crucial game as they look to battle against the drop.

The match has special meaning for Borini as it is against his former club, and the Italian striker is hoping for a positive result.

Sunderland were beaten 1-0 by City in midweek, but they put in arguably their best performance of the season in the contest.

The Black Cats fell behind in the first half when Sergio Aguero scored, but they fought back and were unlucky not to at least claim a point.

The positive for Sunderland was that their new signings - Lamine Kone, Jan Kirchhoff and Wahbi Khazri - all looked impressive, giving supporters of the North East side reason to be optimistic for the campaign ahead.

If Sunderland can beat Liverpool they could leapfrog their near neighbours, Newcastle United, in the standings and move to within a point of safety.

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