Aquilani Returns to Liverpool

The Italian moved to Anfield for a fee believed to be in the region of £17 million

Alberto Aquilani will return to Liverpool for the 2011/2012 season after failing to secure a permanent move to Juventus.

The Italian moved to Anfield for a fee believed to be in the region of £17 million in the summer of 2009 as a replacement for the outgoing Xabi Alonso. However, he struggled with injury problems and when fit failed to make an impact on Merseyside. The following summer he was allowed to join Juventus on season-long loan last season.

It was believed that the 26-year-old would make the move to Juventus permanent, but after the two clubs failed to reach an agreement on a fee for the player it now looks as though Aquilani will re-join The Reds for the new season.

“I return to Liverpool with great enthusiasm,”  said Aquilani. “This is not a problem. It's not true that I didn't want to return to England.”

New Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is also keen to have the Italian amongst his ranks as the club aim to break back into the top four of the Premier League.

“When people talk about next season, I'm surprised they don't give Alberto a mention,” Dalglish said on the club's official website in April. “Everyone seems to have forgotten about him.”

Liverpool are quoted at betting odds of 11/1 to win their first ever Premier League title this coming season and 11/8 to reclaim a top four spot.

Written By:- Dean McHugh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 30/06/2011 - 13:03 PM
Filed in:- Liverpool Betting News, Liverpool