Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is still refusing to depart Anfield, despite constant speculation that he is surplus to requirements and his club will listen to offers for him. The Liverpool Echo report he is ready to stay on Merseyside and fight for a place in the first team.
Borini has been quoted as saying: “I still believe I can be a success here. “I’ve never regretted staying here,” Yes, I could have left but I wanted to stay at Liverpool and I’m glad I did. To be honest, going back to last summer, I didn’t expect to play as much as I have done so far.” Borini continued: “I won’t be leaving this month either. I started the last game and I don’t see any reason why I would need to change clubs. I see it as all positive for me.”
Fabio Borini has had a tough time at Anfield since his £10.4m move from AS Roma in July 2012 that made him Brendan Rodgers’ first Liverpool signing. Previous to that Borini had begun his youth career at Bologna before moving to Chelsea as a youngster. Playing 4 Premier League matches for the Blues he had a loan at Swansea City where he netted 6 in 9 league games. Borini then joined Parma and AS Roma before returning to England when Liverpool snapped him up.
Still only 23-years-old, Borini has a full career ahead of him and obviously feels he doesn’t have to be forced out of Liverpool. He had a loan spell at Sunderland last season with 7 goals to help the Black Cats survive in the Premier League but when they and QPR bid for him in the summer, despite being told he could leave, Borini rejected both offers.
Liverpool fans, are you happy for Borini to stay or do you think he is a waste on the wage bill?
By Gareth Thomas | January 16th, 2015