Alberto Aquilani didn’t really got the chance to prove himself and his hefty €20 million price tag after his move from Roma to Anfield. Injuries and fitness problems prevented the Italian to play regularly as he very rarely played the full 90 minutes. In total, Aquilani played 26 games scoring twice and was voted the MOTM by fans on the lfc.tv on a number of occasions.
Although we never really saw the real Aquilani in action, I still felt the lad has got something special in him. Yes he has his own fitness problems and yes, Italians have generally not enjoyed playing in England but I think that this guy has the potential to be a success.
I never really understood Roy Hodgson’s decision to loan him out in the summer when we so desperately needed strength in depth in our squad and when it was looking as if his injury was a thing of the past. When we look at our performances in the away matches of Europa League this season where mostly our top players are rested, our midfield lacks creativity. If Aquilani had been here, things would be better by now.
The following 2 links are a compilation of Aqua’s best 2 performances in a Liverpool shirt:
As far as him returning is concerned, Juventus have recently announced huge financial losses which means the possibility of Aquilani returning to Anfield is highly likely. So, what do you think? Would you want him back? I certainly would!
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