Sunderland had earmarked Borini as their number one transfer target this summer after a fruitful loan-spell on Wearside. But following comments made by Borini’s agent Marco De Marchi this week it seems the 23-year-old will stay and fight to prove his worth at Anfield, and there are several reasons why Borini could be a success.
After making 32 appearances and scoring seven goals last term, Borini was a valuable member of the starting eleven at Sunderland and now has his first full Premier League season under his belt.
After being given the chance to properly bed into English football plying his trade away from Liverpool, Borini returns as an improved asset, ready to be called upon by his parent club.
Speaking in March of this year, Rodgers said; ”He has gone away to get experience of playing. Fabio will come back in the summer and he will be better for having played that season.
"He has played as a striker, played wide and played in pressure games, and he has done very well. As a young player, I felt it was important for him to do that. Hopefully, in the future, Liverpool will benefit from it."
Borini is a player that Rodgers knows extremely well having worked with the 23-year-old at Chelsea and Swansea before making the striker his first signing as Liverpool manager.
The young Italian is a footballer that fits perfectly into the Brendan Rodgers way of playing. Last season at Sunderland Borini demonstrated his tireless work ethic and commitment to the cause, scoring key goals both in Sunderland’s relegation survival and on their journey to the Capital One Cup final.
Borini showed unbelievable passion and determination for a club of which he was only on loan, and qualities such as this existing in his character are exactly what will endear him to the Kop.
The Italian has the makings of a model professional, and for proof of this you need look no further than the Italian’s twitter account.
Yesterday Borini posted photographs of himself working hard to prepare ahead of the Liverpool squad returning for pre-season.
With such a level of commitment, Borini will go far under Brendan Rodgers who will no doubt look fondly upon the young forward.
Of course at this moment in time the story dominating Liverpool's headlines is the future of Luis Suarez. With the Uruguayan looking set to move to Barcelona, the Reds are likely to splash out on a big money striker.
But Borini will have a role to play this season, and the Italian certainly has enough about him to make a serious contribution.