Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has said that he is extremely looking forward to the return of Alberto Aquilani if the Italian decides to return to Anfield in the summer. Alberto Aquilani is currently on loan at Italian club AC Milan, where he is likely to sign permanently next season. The Italian had a time to forget at Anfield after arriving for a transfer fee of £ 20 million. He was signed by manager Rafa Benitez at a time when he was recovering from a major injury. Hence, he failed to assert his authority in a Liverpool first-team and was eventually loaned out to Juventus last season. The club failed to convert the deal into a permanent one, which once again led to his move to AC Milan in this season.
AC Milan signed him on a loan deal till the end of the season with the condition that they would be able to sign him permanently for just £ 6 million if he made 25 appearances during the season. The Italian is extremely close to reaching that mark, although only five matches remain in the season for AC Milan. Hence, there is a distinct possibility that Milan will not look at the possibility of signing him permanently, in which case they will return to Liverpool. Dalglish said that he would certainly welcome Aquilani back at the club if he decides to come back.
“If they don’t activate the clause he will be back here. At the end of the day if they don’t want him then he’ll come back here as he’s our player,” Dalglish said regarding the future of Aquilani. Liverpool are missing a number of central midfielders who can pass the ball this season due to the injury to Steven Gerrard. Dalglish also said that Charlie Adam will miss the remainder of the season.