England Premier League — 30 July 2012

Italian international midfielder Alberto Aquilani is in limbo again this summer.

The 28 year-old playmaker belongs to Premier League Liverpool, but has been loaned out to Serie A clubs Juventus and AC Milan in recent seasons


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he is undecided on the future of the midfielder. Rodgers told the Daily Mirror: “ The situation with Alberto is simple. “I have wanted to assess him over the first few weeks of training.

“Over the course of the next week, I will make a decision on what’s going to be best for us, whether he will be useful for the group or whether it’s best for him to move on.”


Aquilani has shown in bursts how talented he can be, but most of his best work has been in Serie A. He has made just 18 Premier League appearances for the Reds since moving to Anfield in 2009 from Roma. His loan spells at Juve and Milan proved that he is a quality player though.

His style is definitely more suited to Serie A then the Premier League. Aquilani struggled to make an impact in English top flight games, although he did show flashes of his immense technical ability at Anfield.

The physical side and pace of the Premier League did not suit Aquilani at all and injury problems didn’t help him settle on Merseyside.


I don’t think we will see the best of Aquilani until he returns home to Serie A. He is being linked with a move to Fiorentina, but his agent has revealed that the Viola doesn’t have the financial resources to buy the player permanently.

Aquilani’s agent Franco Zavaglia has revealed that a move back to his homeland is currently unlikely. That’s a shame as Alberto Aquilani’s talent is wasted in England.

Should Alberto Aquilani leave Liverpool this summer?


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