by Brian Reece
Alberto Aquilani has been the taking point of this summers debates, some supporters want Aquilani gone as they fell he has displayed a lack of commitment by making comments to the club and through his agent that he wishes to leave the club, and there are many supporters who desperately want him to stay, demanding that he is given a fair chance to prove himself at Liverpool.
To be fair to Aquilani, he wasn’t given a fair chance under Roy Hodgson who sent a perfectly injury free and fit Aquilani on loan to Juventus for the whole of last season, so any impact Aquilani was going to make, was taken away from him by the then manager Roy Hodgson, then Hodgson made an even bigger mistake by bringing in Polusen to replace Aquilani, no two players could be so apart in class as them two, it was the sort of intelligent decision Hodgson would use regularly during his disastrous and idiotic time in charge.
Aquilani has the potential to become a great player for Liverpool but the constant loan deals and lack of opportunity’s at Liverpool has properly made Aquilani’s mind up for him, and to be honest if he goes I cannot say I will lose sleep purely because I have not seen enough of him to judge whether he would have been great or not.
Paul Konchesky and Joe Cole are other players which the footballing mastermind Roy Hodgson subjected Liverpool fans too during his time at the club, the only one which can be classed as acceptable is Raul Meireles who has been a decent player for LFC since getting to grips with the English game, that unfortunately could not be said for Aquilani, as Liverpool’s results plummeted under Hodgson, where was Aquilani? Playing well week in week out for Juventus on loan and while Steve Gerrard was injured, another tactical master class from Hodgson, Konchesky has to be the worst ever Liverpool signing other than Paul Stewart, that is the only thing Hodgson will be remembered for at Anfield.
Roy Hodgson is not the world class managerial mastermind that the media set him up to be or a top four club manager that he believed he was, he made bad signings and displayed awful tactics when faced with a challenge, so if there is anyone to blame for Aquilani wanting to leave look know further than our ex tactical genius Roy Hodgson the best managerial idiot in the business.
If Liverpool’s fans want to thank anyone for his departure, then every year send Blackburn Rovers players a Christmas card and flowers to their wife’s, because boy did they do us a great big favour that night, the job had shoes Roy’s little feet could not fill, and when Liverpool’s owners realised that fact, they gave it to a man who’s feet were just the right size and fit, the one and only Mr Kenny Dalglish.