Despite Sunderland Interest Fabio Borini Expects to Stay at Liverpool

Borini can share culinary tips with El Pistolero next season. - Alex Livesey

Fabio Borini's representative thinks the young player will return to Liverpool after a successful stint on loan at Sunderland.

His Liverpool shirt number is 29. He likes sharing his offbeat ways on twitter. His signature celebration is known as "Borini's knife" and he's a versatile forward. As a 21 year-old, he was part of the Italy squad that reached the final of Euro 2012 but did not feature in the tournament. He made 40 appearances (29 starts), scored 10 goals, and picked up 7 yellow cards on his way to becoming Sunderland's young player of the year. He's moved around a lot over the years but it appears that Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool manager is staying at the club. Probably.

According to Marcho De Marchi, Fabio Borini's appointed human to speak in his stead, the player is expected to remain at Liverpool. Borini may want to stay at Liverpool but tomorrow can bring all sorts of transfer surprises so that seems to be the approach De Marchi has taken when discussing the player's future.

"I have read that people are talking about Sunderland trying to sign Borini permanently and I know for certain there is interest and not just from them," De Marchi informed Italian press people who may or may not have been gathered for the sole purpose of acquiring a world exclusive. "There have been approaches from several countries, including Italy. I have not spoken to Brendan Rodgers yet but the player is tied to Liverpool by contract for another two years and at the moment I don't see that he could leave. Anyone who wants Borini will have to talk to Liverpool but I know he would like to continue his Premier League adventure because it's a style of football that suits him perfectly."

Sunderland would like to keep a player who possesses the necessary diligence, professionalism, intelligence, and ability to thrive in the Premier League. Borini is too much of a good egg to be a transfer nomad at his age but De Marchi is right to state the wishes of his client along with opening the door to alternative possibilities. Maybe Rodgers would like Borini to stay but signs a number of players to join SSS in restricting the Italian's opportunity for reasonable minutes. A lot is unknown at this stage.

10 goals in 26 appearances for Roma, 2 in 20 for Liverpool, and 10 in 40 for Sunderland is a decent record especially considering the injuries and lack of starts at Liverpool. Of course, Liverpool's demands and requirements have changed since 2012 but there's a need for a squad player who scores important goals, covers a variety of forward positions, and plays with the right attitude whenever he's given an opportunity.

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