Liverpool fail to offload Fabio Borini and Suso

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Liverpool forwards Fabio Borini and Suso will remain at Anfield this summer, despite the club having received several offers on transfer deadline day.

Borini spent last season on loan at Sunderland and returned to Anfield during pre-season to try and fight for his place on Merseyside.

However, with Brendan Rodgers seriously strengthening in the forward areas - signing the likes of Lazar Markovic and Mario Balotelli - it was made clear that the Italian was not in his manager's plans.

Borini staying put

Despite Sunderland having a £14 million bid in July accepted for Borini, the player rejected the move. Then, on transfer deadline day, Harry Redknapp was up to his old tricks and launched a bid in the region of £10-13 million for the former AS Roma man which was accepted by Liverpool.

Nonetheless, Redknapp revealed it was Borini's high wage demands that turned the deal sour.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: "His wage demands are way beyond what we could afford."

Another forward who Liverpool failed to offload is youngster Suso. Like Borini, he spent last season out on loan, going back to his native country and representing Almeria in Spain. He had a successful season, however he has yet to be including in any of Rodgers' three opening Premier League squads.

Despite rumours that Italian giants AC Milan were interested, nothing came for the reports and the 20-year-old remains at Anfield.

Season wasted

For the pair, it seems that they will get little, if any, game time for Liverpool.

Despite the Reds bringing in Mario Balotelli only for Sunday's game against Tottenham Hotspur and Adam Lallana being missing for the start of the season, Suso still hasn't forced his way onto the Liverpool bench.

It seems that Rodgers has strengthened far too much for the Spaniard to even be considered for Premier League and Champions League games, and it is likely most of Suso's game time will come in the Capital One Cup and early FA Cup ties.

Suso had a chance to join a top European club who are in transition under manager Filippo Inzaghi, trying to playing attacking football. This was a perfect move for the youngster, who would have a lot of first-team experience and continue to progress his abilities. As for Borini, he has very much been told he is not in Rodgers' plans. 

There are only two reasons he could not agree personnel terms with QPR due to high wage demands - he was either reluctant to leave Anfield and made things awkward for both parties, or he is just a modern day, greedy footballer.

For his, and Liverpool's sake, I hope it is the former.

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Some hope

To an extent, I can understand why both have stayed on Merseyside. 

Borini proved he can score goals in the top flight, as he netted seven times for The Black Cats last season and helped the Wearside club avoid relegation. 

In fact, the Italian was one of the most influential players in that side, scoring in the 2-1 away victory at Chelsea, along with the League Cup semi-final victory against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light.

As for Suso, he was one of La Liga's greatest young stars, as he assisted seven goals.

Too strong

Unfortunately, Liverpool are now too strong for the pair to break through. The pair struggled to gain a regular spot two seasons ago when Liverpool finished seventh and lacked attacking options.

Now, with Liverpool having all the new faces, they will spend a lot of Saturday's wearing their suits, sat in the stands at Anfield.

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