Fabio Borini
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Fabio Borini's agent has revealed the striker will be at Liverpool next season.

The 23-year-old spent the last season on loan at Sunderland and the Italian international had an impressive season with the Black Cats. Gus Poyet has already expressed his desire in sealing a permanent move for Borini in the summer transfer window.

The former AS Roma man's agent Marco De Marchi says his client will return to Anfield. However, Borini's representative claims the Italian striker will not struggle to find a new club, if Liverpool decide to offload him this summer.

"Fabio goes back to Liverpool to stay there, as stated by the manager Rodgers a few weeks ago. So far, Liverpool have not received any communication regarding his transfer," De Marchi said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

"I would not be surprised if there were other clubs who want him, because I consider him a complete striker. But for the moment, all I can say with certainty is that Fabio has returned to Liverpool to stay," Borini's agent said.

Meanwhile, the Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is delighted with Borini's progress while on loan with Sunderland. The former Swansea boss had earlier confirmed the striker will return to Liverpool for the next season.

"Fabio went out to get games, go on loan and play more regularly than he was playing here," Rodgers told Liverpool's official website in March.

"He has done that and showed with some of the goals he has scored - particularly against the big teams - the qualities that he has. The goal he scored in the Capital One Cup final was a fantastic goal.

"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. And we'll review it from there," he added.

With Liverpool star Luis Suarez reportedly edging towards sealing his move to Barcelona, Borini can replace the Uruguayan international in the Reds' squad. However, the Italian is unlikely to match the former Ajax man's goal scoring record.