Alberto Aquilani is an Italian midfielder who currently plays for English football team, Liverpool FC. He is considered as one of the finest midfielders of this generation from Italy and has played most of his football with Italian side Roma. He is best known for playing in the attacking midfielder\’s role, although he has also been used as a deep lying playmaker in the mould of Andrea Pirlo. The talent within him was spotted by many English clubs including the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal, but Alberto Aquilani decided to play for his home side Roma.
He went on to make 102 appearances for the Italian club, but he was good enough to make more than those appearances. His time at Roma was blighted by injuries, which restricted him to just around the 20 appearances per season during his seven-year stint with the Italian club. During the final two seasons at Roma, but Aquilani was subjected to plenty of transfer rumours. However, he managed to prolong his stay up until 2009 when he moved to Liverpool for a fee of around £18 million.
However, the move to Liverpool did not go as planned. He was purchased by Liverpool, despite the apparent lack of fitness due to a recent injury. This restricted him to only a few appearances during the initial six months of the Liverpool career. Alberto Aquilani is also one of the few players who has made a high profile transfer, despite carrying a serious injury. The injury finally came to bite him, as the move to Liverpool did not reap benefits for his career. The fact that the manager who signed him, Rafa Benitez, who was sacked, did not also help the cause. Hence, he moved to Juventus on a season long loan after he fell out with new manager Roy Hodgson.
At Juventus, he once again displayed the sort of form that made him a target for clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United. Alberto Aquilani revealed that he did not want to return to Liverpool, but want to stay with Juventus. However, a fee could not be agreed between the two clubs and Aquilani returned to the English club at the start of the 2011-2012 Premier League season.
Aquilani has had a highly successful career in which he has won a number of trophies. Even though he has not won the league either in Italy or in England, he has won two Coppa Italia titles and one Supercoppa Italiana titles.
Alberto Aquilani has also represented his home country Italy on the international stage and is a regular for the national team. So far, he has made 16 appearances for the Italian national team and has scored two goals in the process. The recent problems with Liverpool, though, have restricted his appearances with the national side. Aged 27, Alberto Aquilani is at one of the important stages in his career, with the next move extremely crucial in deciding the future of this talented Italian.