By Brian Reece
It has been much debated over the past three to four weeks about our transfers in and out of the club, but the one name that causes more debate than any other is Aquilani, do we sell don’t we sell debates have been on every LFC forum across the globe and I have written my own views on Aquilani on EOTK on a few occasions.
But with the players imminent move back to Italy just days away many fans wonder why Aquilani is going at all, and some want to know why is he going on another loan move and some just think what the big deal is, well its simple really he has nothing to lose.
If Aquilani plays well and Fiorentina want to buy him after the loan period ends great, but if it doesn’t go well for Aquilani then he can come back to LFC and still be on £90k per week warming a bench until his next loan adventure arises, this could in theory go on and on until he has one year left on his contract and then he can demand a move which will cost LFC huge losses or leave for nothing which will be even worse financially for LFC, either way Aquilani represents everything English supports hate about foreign players, overpriced, greedy and lack of talent to price tag, just ask any Chelsea fan they have been on the receiving end of enough of this type of foreign player.
Now before everyone gets excited and starts sending hate mail, I am not saying Aquilani is a bad player I am saying he’s a bad player for LFC and its only when you look with clear eyes you can see why, yes Aquilani came to us injured and yes he needed time to adjust, but when he did play and started to adjust the impression that he made must have been so impressive that we loaned him out to Italy for a year without giving him any chance of showing what he can do or become for LFC over a whole season, what does that tell you as a supporter? It hardly fills me with sorrow to see our midfield general in waiting go, the simple fact is Aquilani just didn’t cut it in the English game and there is no shame in that, many of the so called “great European players” have not made it in the Premier League.
But what is shameful is the way Aquilani is conducting his move or moves, every year that goes bye LFC are losing money on him while he still gets paid for making little or no contribution to LFC what so ever, and the question begs that if Dalglish saw something in Aquilani you could bet your mortgage on it that he wouldn’t be going anywhere no loan deal or sale, but instead a squad number would be issued instantly, the latter has not happened in any shape or form, so who is right Kenny Dalglish or the “save Aquilani band” who must either be relatives of him or just very uneducated when it comes to judging talent plus they obviously must be more experienced than Kenny himself to make decisions with regards to the first team.
I wrote an article a few weeks ago in which I called Aquilani a “leech” and received more hate mail than a axe murderer, also these “fans” told me that Aquilani doesn’t want to go and that am taking rubbish, “he is going to be a Liverpool great” one of these lunatics told me….. “Really” is all that I have to say to them, I know that what I was saying was correct and if “leach” is not the correct word for Aquilani someone please tell me what is, because I cant think of any other polite one at present that I can put in this article.