Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani has said that he wants to prove his worth and establish himself as a first team regular at his parent club Liverpool. The former Roma midfielder has been at two different clubs on loan deals in the last two seasons. After having tried on a number of times to make his move permanent at both Juventus and AC Milan, the 27-year-old has decided to stay at Merseyside. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said a few days ago that he is prepared to offer the loan players a chance to prove themselves at the club.
It was initially reported that he would be interested in selling Alberto Aquilani in order to raise funds for the new arrivals. However, the Italian midfielder has said that he would like to stay with the English club have proved that his transfer fee of £ 20 million paid by the club to Roma in 2008 is fully worth it. Aquilani arrived at the club during the era of Rafael Benitez and was injured the first time he arrived at the club. Due to the fact that Liverpool’s midfield appeared very static under Kenny Dalglish, Brandon Rogers is prepared to introduce some life into the club through the form of Aquilani.
“How can you pay £20m for a player and this player is never taken into consideration?. I never asked to leave but I was always pushed by the club. I am here and I would like to play for Liverpool but it doesn’t depend only on me. I had a very good talk with Brendan where we were able to share our thoughts and it was a very positive chat. I like his footballing philosophy and I like the mentality he has because it matches my own skills,” said Aquilani ahead of the pre-season tour.