By Karam Raj
Yes,i am talking about Alberto Aquilani.
A year ago,he was dubbed as the ‘Most expensive flop’.
Rory Smith deemed him as the ‘Worst Liverpool player’(which was a very unfair and ridiculous thing to say).
Alberto is now making him eat his own words.
My article is not based on his recent performances in pre-season..Well,ofcourse it does support this article but his stellar performances all throughout last season for Juventus has what’s convinced me that he is nothing less than a world class player.
Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Steven Gerrard, Raul Meireles, Jonjo Shelvey, Jay Spearing, Lucas Leiva and Aquilani,the list of Central Midfielders Kenny has at his disposal.
Yet Aquilani seems to have the attributes that no one else in that list possesses.
For one thing, Aquilani makes our attack more direct. With Aquilani, we will charge more through the middle, which leaves more space in the wings..& with Suarez and Downing at the flanks with Carroll to aim for in the centre,his importance to the side could be immense.
& Not only is he capable of picking out his team mates with a long pass,he’s that kind of a player who could easily get himself engaged in a one-two with his teammates,and is also capable of having a shot at goal himself..In my opinion,he could very well help us to convert those frustrating draws against lower ranked teams into wins.
On another note,he is only 27,he’s just entered his peak of his career,he could easily end up as a regular in the starting 11 next season.
Aquilani was a quality signing by Rafa.. £20m could yet still prove to be a bargain for him.
Just give him a chance.