Borini spent the past season on loan at Sunderland and helped them avoid relegation from the Premier League, as well as helping them to the League Cup final.
The Italian forward didn’t have the best first season at Anfield when he was bought for around £10m from Roma – only scoring two goals in all competitions and being plagued by injuries for much of the campaign.
But during his spell at Sunderland, he has scored a series of important goals for the Black Cats, a total of 10 in all competitions, and looked a better player given that he was getting regular game time.
With Liverpool back in the Champions League next season, he is likely to have more opportunities to star at Anfield, but the likelihood is that barring injuries he will be playing second fiddle to Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, who scored a combined total of 52 Premier League goals last season.
So, should Liverpool accept an offer of £12m that may come in for the Italian?
The Reds could do with a bit more depth, and at the age of 23 there seems to a lot more to come from Borini, and he is a relatively versatile option in the final third of the field. Not only can he play through the middle but he seems comfortable dropping off into the wider positions.
Borini himself may feel he needs regular game time but will have a point to prove at Anfield; that he can make a name for himself there but Liverpool must not leave themselves short going into next season.
Considering his time in England thus far, £12m would be a great fee from Liverpool’s point of view, but they must have another forward lined up who can be that extra option up front – otherwise it would be a bit of a gamble.
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