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Borini plans Liverpool stay

Fabio Borini's agent insists the striker wants to stay at Liverpool and fight for his place next season.

The recent arrival of Rickie Lambert from Southampton has again raised question marks about Borini's future at Anfield.

Borini is due to return to Liverpool this summer after a successful spell on loan at Sunderland last season.

The Italian's representative, Marco De Marchi, claims Borini will not be forced out of Liverpool by Lambert's arrival.

"Does Lambert's arrival close the door on Fabio Borini? No, I don't think so," Borini's agent Marco De Marchi told tuttomercatoweb.com.

"We have received no communications in that regard.

"In this last season, Fabio gave a considerable contribution towards keeping Sunderland up.

"He was praised by everyone, especially by the Liverpool manager [Brendan] Rodgers.

"So, after his holidays he will go back to Liverpool to prepare for the new season wearing the shirt of this historic club.

"He wants to compete with everyone and be an extra resource for the coach and the team.

"Borini could be of use to any team, but no-one has contacted us and his desire is to show what he's got at Liverpool."