As the summer transfer window shut, we were left with two pivotal questions. How quick would our new signings fit into their surroundings and whether or not there was a future for both Borini and Assaidi at the club.
Halfway into the season we can now start to get a clearer image as to whether they have any chance at a future at Liverpool. Both Assaidi and Borini took sometime to adjust and get some game time at their respective clubs, but since then have grown into somewhat starters.
Since moving to Stoke on loan Assaidi has gone on to make 11 appearances (8 starts) in the Barclays Premier League Scoring 3 times and Created 13 chances. he has taken 11 shots with a total shot accuracy of 63%. When one compares his stats to current Liverpool winger Victor Moses it is easy to see why he should be recalled possibly in favour Moses. Moses ( 13 games,1 goal) has lacked any impetus since joining Liverpool, faltering and stuttering. he barely looks a premiership player, none clearer demonstrated then when he played against Oldham and looked exceedingly as though he were playing against opposition of his own level.At the moment i cannot see Moses possessing any ability to be the player to push us into the top four spot that we so long for, never mind any hope of playing for us next season. In comparison to Raheem Sterling who has had a catharsis in recent games yet earlier in the season could not displace Victor Moses. I do believe that if we cannot manage to seal a winger in the January transfer market (Salah) he may be a viable option to provide some stability. he may not have a long term future at the club, yet a do believe he can provide us with some depth in the winger department which we so desperately need.
Fabio Borini was a player much hyped when he first came to Liverpool, yet constant injuries hampered his progress at LFC. He was subsequently loaned out to Struggling Sunderland. He has since made 18 appeareances scoring 3 times, including a spectacular strike against Newcastle. His movement has been brilliant and his link up play could use some work, but his potential is there for all to see, and at 22 years of age, he is still relatively young. in comparison to his replacement somewhat in Iago Aspas he has outshone him and with time on his side he is showing that he has the potential to have a Liverpool career still.
Overall i still firmly believe that Fabio Borini has the possibility to play for Liverpool in the future. He has a lot of aspects that need work, yet he can still make an impact at the club. Whilst i cannot see a long term future for Assaidi, I believe if push comes to shove, hes a better emergency replacement than that of Victor Moses.
*Stats were supplied by Squawka.com and espnfc.com