Fabio Borini’s agent has reiterated that his client will not be leaving Liverpool during the summer transfer window.
Fabio Borini is probably the unluckiest player at Liverpool because just as he was getting over an injury and finding form, he picked up another problem which continues to keep him out of the side.
The Italian has been linked with a possible move back to his home country this summer, with several Serie A clubs reportedly interested in offering him a way out of Anfield.
However, he has so far resisted commenting on the rumours and staying committed to Liverpool, just as his agent has suggested.
He is integral to what Brendan Rodgers is trying to achieve at the club and the way he wants to play football, as he was in the side at the start of the season when the transformation started to take shape.
The club will need him to step up next season, especially if Daniel Sturridge or Luis Suarez, pick up an injury that keeps them out of the side for a very long time.
At the moment he’s not first choice but that doesn’t imply that he’s simply an average squad player and he could be a better alternative, than anyone Liverpool sign during the transfer window this summer.
The reason for that is he already knows the style and systems that Rodgers likes to use, so he has a greater chance of being effective from the very first game.
There’s even a very decent argument to suggest that he’s good enough to start next season, which will make him an integral part of the Liverpool attack, providing the sort of pressure that he has often performed under.
He also releases players like Sturridge and Suarez to go and play more central roles, which is where they are both at their very best. So he has importance even when he’s not scoring, which is something that not all Liverpool players benefit from.
He’s going to be like a new signing for Liverpool because of the injuries he’s suffered this season and because of the deep entrenched determination which that will give him.
He knows the Premier League and that level of drive and commitment is something, which no amount of money can buy and it gives him another edge over attacking players at the club.
His pace and his set of core skills are good enough reasons to keep him in the side, if he can produce when he is next given a chance.
He may not have had the best season of his career in this campaign but if he stays, as his agent suggests, then there is no reason why he can’t be one of the club’s most important players next year.
How much of a role will he play? Do you think the club will sell him?
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