Fabio Borini maintains he is happy at Liverpool and will not consider returning to Italy regardless of whether there is concrete interest in his signature.

Borini has had a successful run so far in the Under 21 Euro Championships, scoring the winning goal as Italy booked a place in the final after defeating Netherlands.

The 22 year old has been linked with a move back to Italy as a result of his performances, after a tough first season with Liverpool saw his appearances vastly limited by injury.

But Borini claims that any clubs who had hoped to sign him should have done so before he moved to Merseyside, because the striker is perfectly happy playing under Brendan Rodgers for the long term.

"All I can say is that they could have thought about it before," he said, the Mirror reports, when asked of reported interest in Italy. "This applies to all my team-mates. I chose abroad because I am happy there."

While Borini struggled in his first season with Liverpool, Rodgers signed Daniel Sturridge in the January transfer window to fill the gap in his striking department, and so far the England international has been a successful acquisition.

Sturridge will no doubt prove to be strong competition for Borini next season, but with Luis Suarez's future currently uncertain, the hitman could have a chance to step in and make his mark in the opening few weeks of the 2013-14 campaign.

Suarez insisted yesterday that Liverpool should respect his wishes to leave the club, and allow him to talk to any other sides who may show interest in his signature this summer.

With that in mind, Rodgers could have an extra space to fill in the squad, and a great deal of money in which to do it.