Liverpool forward Fabio Borini looks set to get some much needed game time after completing a season-long move to Sunderland.
The Italian Under-21 International, a £10 million signing from Serie A side Roma last summer, has failed to make an impression at Anfield with injuries hampering his progress.
The form of Daniel Sturridge and the summer arrival of Iago Aspas not to mention the impending return of Luis Suarez means that the former Chelsea youth star will struggle for game time at Liverpool this season.
Borini will become the 12th summer signing of Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio with his place in the Red’s squad being filled by Victor Moses.
The Chelsea forward, who is comfortable playing on the left wing or in an advanced striking role, has joined Liverpool on a season-long loan deal.
The Nigerian international scored 10 goals in 42 games for the Blues last season helping the club claim the Europa League trophy however following the arrival of Willian he was pushed down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and will now spend the duration of the 2013-14 season at Anfield after passing a medical at Melwood on Monday.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com Moses spoke of his delight at the move “First and foremost, I’m delighted to have made the loan from Chelsea to a big club like Liverpool.
“The most important thing is for me to be professional about it and I’m here to do a job for the club.
“The target is to get into the top four and for the club to compete in the Champions League – and I’m delighted to be here.
“The manager has done very well and the formation and players here will help me and I just want to gel in, get to know the players and play with them.
“There are a lot of quality players here – they’re winning games and creating chances. It’s a massive thing for me to be here.”
The capture of Moses and the departure of Borini concluded a busy morning at Anfield with the signings of defenders Thiago Llori and Mamadou Sakho from Sporting Lisbon and PSG respectively confirmed and Andre Wisdom set for a move to Wigan.
The trio become the 8th summer signings of what has been a busy summer for Brendan Rodgers alongside Aspas, Kolo Toure, Aly Cissokho, Luis Alberto and Simon Mignolet.