Liverpool Confirm Midfielder Deal

By on August 3, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Alberto Aquilani finally leaves Liverpool.

Alberto Aquilani

Liverpool have confirmed on their official website that midfielder Alberto Aquilani has completed a permanent move back to Italy with Fiorentina.

Having moved to Anfield in 2009 in a £20m deal from Roma, Aquilani has endured a difficult time in England and has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League.

A succession of injuries meant he made just 28 first-team appearances with the club before being sent out on loan for the last two season with AC Milan and Juventus.

New Reds boss Brendan Rodgers had hinted that Aquilani would be given a chance to resurrect his Anfield career and he has taken part in some of Liverpool’s pre-season games.

However, speculation mounted earlier in the week that Fiorentina were in advanced talks to take the midfielder back to Italy and the Merseysiders has now confirmed the 28-year-old has completed the move on a reported 3-year contract. No fee has been released by either club.

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14 Comments

  1. RAUF

    August 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I AM NOT HAPPY TO SEE AQUILANI MOVING AWAY FROM ANFIELD AND DUE TO HIS DEPARTURE I COULD ALSO DECIDED TO SUPPORT LIVERPOOLFC AGAIN I AM A TRUE LIVERPOOL FUN AND ILIKE THE TEAM WITH ALL MY SOUL BUT THE BEST PLAYERS ARE LEAVING I AM WORRIED FIRST IT WAS DIRK AND NOW AQUILANI WHY ARE U DOING THIS LIVERPOOL U ARE FALLING UP THE TEAM U HAVE TO KEEP THEM TO BUILD THE TEAM AND IF DANIEL ALSO LEAVE THEN I DONT HAVE TO THEN TO ALSO SAY GOOD BYE TO ANFIELD

  2. alexandrite

    August 4, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Rauf,you must be a Nigerian!

  3. Red Barron

    August 4, 2012 at 8:43 am

    You are absolutely not a genuine Liverpool fan and you don’t love them with all your heart. Real LFC fans never put conditions on their love for the club no matter who plays for them. Players come and go but my club remain forever and will never walk alone! So Rauf, clear off and support some glory hunter team, we don’t need your sort.

    • TR1P5T3R

      August 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Here here red barron

  4. Nemma

    August 4, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Am not realy happy to see him leaving but i also thank God he left cuz all his days in our team he has never played like one who has LFC in his heart, so better he leave cuz we are going to be much better without he. And my culb remains my culb know metter who goes or stays.One luv Liverpool.

  5. MUTO ABAS

    August 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

    am MUTO from UGANDA why dont they leave carol insted of aqulani am rely not happy of aqulanis move

  6. Lekan

    August 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

    What is Roger doing some other clubs are signing players where just sign only one,what’s happening 2 lfc.

  7. ode

    August 4, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Ya we Nigerians are not happy wit the marnagement of lfc we hav rely loos are fans here is bad

  8. buba tundae

    August 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Aquilani was being paid £120k per week and we covered a lot of this even when he was on loan. BR has plans for the midfield with the likes of Joe Allen and hopefully Ramirez. Aquilani would have struggled to get in to the team and the budget that has been freed up will go a long way to funding the two players mentioned. I also think Carol will be a Liverpool player at the start of the season.

    YNWA

    • King Kenny

      August 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Well put.

  9. Kowee

    August 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I dont realy know why Rodger is too slow in terms of signing, but he is very fast in terms of selling player….. Is your job and i wish you good luck..

  10. willie jay

    August 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Don’t blame rauf liverpool is being class as an average team we need 2 keep a player like aquilani in d team bcos since daglish take over he has destroy d team wit d junk players he bought aquilani is better than any midfieder we hav rite now

  11. mohit joshi

    August 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    its rIght tO seLL aquilanI becz he is a good playeR but too expensive ansd little bit slow also

  12. Neche

    August 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I think its a gud idea if we can replace all dis outgoing players wit better and quality players.Atleast if we can purchase d likes of Allen,dempsey, ramirez liverpool will b a beta team come nxt season. YOU’LL NEVA WALK ALONE. NECHE 4rm nigeria

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