Alberto Aquilani Set To Stay At Liverpool, But Can He Flourish Under Brendan Rodgers?

Alan Duffy

13th, July 2012


By Alan Duffy

After spending last season farmed out to Milan in Serie A, Italian midfielder Alberto Aquilani looks set to return to Anfield and stay there for the 2012/13 season. The Rossoneri turned down the chance to sign the schemer on a permanent deal and the player’s agent, Franco Zavaglia, now expects his client to stay on Merseyside. He said:

“Aquilani will remain at Liverpool. He has a contract and hence there is nothing new.”

“I would say that at this point the chances that he could go back to Milan are impossible. Other clubs? I reiterate, he will remain at Liverpool.”

A fine footballer when fit, Aquilani failed to flourish in his first spell with the Reds. However, his skill and technique should fit nicely into Brendan Rodgers’ footballing philosophy so the 28-year-old Italian international could well resurrect his Liverpool career.

A midfield trio of Gerrard, Lucas and Aquilani doesn’t look too shabby, does it?

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  1. Anonymous says:

    when he was fit, it was a marvel to watch aqua and gerrard pass the other team to death. he was good during the preseason before kenny loaned him to milan, so i dont have any worries

  2. fbfgbf says:

    atleast he is better than jordan henderson

  3. Alex says:

    It’ll be interesting to see how he does in Rodgers’ system. There’s no doubt he’s decent, but this could get the best out of him

  4. dbm says:

    like a duck to water

  5. Professor Erno Breastpinchd says:

    What’s the point in these generic articles?
    Where is the punchline?

  6. el_gilbo says:

    Glad he’s back as he is a good player to fit into a attacking passing team, but we now have to many CMs and only have Downing as a natural wide man with Kuyt, Maxi and possibly Bellamy leaving.
    Rogers needs to bring in players for the flanks.
    Idealy I would love to bring in Arjen Robben or an under played Adam Johnson.

  7. lfc_fan says:

    I’ve forgotten who he is.

  8. Dave says:

    The final piece of the jigsaw? it could be your year (again) My arse.

  9. lisa says:

    @el_gilbo: nooooo, not robben! eek. horrid.
    aqua, yes very nice…perfect for rodgers philosophy! i look forward to seeing pass and move lfc again :)

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