Any decision not to spend big on strikers this summer would be typical of Brendan Rodgers' managerial reign at Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers has some big decisions to make at Liverpool this summer but giving a chance to a player who has worked hard away from the club on loan would be typical of his management.
Rodgers is faced with a summer where he’s going to have to make changes and improve his squad ahead of the Reds’ involvement in the Champions League next season and a potential Premier League title defence.
Borini, on loan at Sunderland until the end of the season, has been playing in a team tipped for the drop so it would be a very brave decision from Rodgers to hang onto the Italian as a back up option to SAS.
Borini’s figures haven’t been overly impressive while he’s been at Sunderland; four goals and two assists in 28 Premier League appearances.
However, Rodgers is quickly showing the very handy habit of being able to take clearly talented players and improving them through his faith and a willingness to help them improve on the pitch.
Liverpool could take the easy option with Rodgers spending millions on one or two centre forwards to come into the club but the contradicts the style of management and traits that he’s shown so far in his short career at Anfield.
Regardless of Borini’s numbers, the two things which should get him a chance under the current style used by Rodgers are his passion and his work rate.
He may have only scored four goals in the league for the Black Cats this season but he’s celebrated each one like it’s the most important goal that he’ll ever score during his career.
The work rate is something which can be demonstrated through current Liverpool stars who have blossomed into very important first team players.
Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen are two very good examples of players who once doubted their positions under Rodgers’ Liverpool but they have impressed the boss through working hard, which has allowed them more opportunities and a greater chance to improve.
Is Borini the sort of player who will currently have Liverpool fans sitting on the edge of their seats? No. Is he the sort of player showing all of the traits which seem to impress the impending title winning boss? Absolutely.