There is currently a lot of hype surrounding the Liverpool transfer window. With the 75 million GBP sale boosting the reds spending kitty to a reported 135 million GBP it seems that every club, agent and player out there is seeking to cash in. The list of names being thrown around grows substantially everyday with some that I would like to see at Anfield next term and some I would rather not.
With all of the talk surrounding possible signings the world seems to have forgotten about two promising youngsters returning very important loan spells, players that could still add more to the squad than some snap purchases.
Forwards, Suso, and Fabio Borini, are seldom talked about any more as having any future with the club. But both players returned for pre-season training last week after impressive stints with other clubs itching to prove a point.
20 year old Suso, broke in to the Liverpool first team in 2012 before electing to leave on loan to ensure more first team experience. Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers, was also keen to see what the young Spaniard could achieve after lamenting his lack of an end product.
A move to Spanish side, Almeria, followed. Suso notched up three goals and a number of assists on his way to helping the club avoid relegation from La Liga. Now back at Anfield the small, tricky forward who has been likened to countryman David Silva could be used as alternative to Coutinho as Liverpool push for titles this season.
“After the season in Spain, I think I have become a better player – I learned a lot,” Suso told Liverpoolfc.com.
“Obviously Liverpool are going to sign a lot of players because we are in the Champions League this season, and we have to have a good squad because there are a lot of competitions.
“But if I fight for my place, I do my best every day in training and when I have the chance to come on or start a game, if I do well, I could have chances to play a lot of minutes in the first team.
“I came here in December at Christmas when I had my week of holidays. In Spain, we have a one-week break at Christmas and I came here for two or three days to have a meeting with the manager.
“He talked to me, said he was happy with what I was doing and said that this season he wants me to stay here. I want to stay here and sign a new deal.
“For me, there is no bigger club than Liverpool. The crowd, the people, the stadium and the Kop – that’s a feeling that you cannot explain. You have to live that just to know what you feel.
“It’s a really good experience. Last season I was at many stadiums and I never saw a stadium like Anfield. My option is to stay here, sign a new contract and fight for my place.”
Fabio Borini also proved during his spell with Sunderland that he a lot of quality and fight. He is of course an Italian international and highly thought of back in his home country. He has great energy and an ability to close down space similar that of Jordan Henderson. He is a hard worker, leaves everything out on the pitch and is a nuisance for any defender. In my eyes he is another great option and one that Rodgers should definitely keep hold of.
I understand that they may not be the world-class names that many Liverpool fans will want for next season. But they have quality and Rodgers is adept at getting the best out of his players. I would hate to see these players leave in favour of another Iago Aspas or Luis Albeto. They have the talent so my advice to the Liverpool board is don’t spend for spending sake and give the two loan rangers a shot.