Former Liverpool man in the midfield, Alberto Aquilani who signed for Serie A newboys Pescara this summer alleged he has zero regrets over his stay at Anfield which was not up to par.
The Pescara new midfielder joined Liverpool from Roma in 2009, in a deal which cost the Reds around £20m, and unfortunately after his arrival, he picked up an ankle injury, Aquilani’s Liverpool career never got going, he struggled to appear just 28 times for the Reds, ultimately departing in 2012 after spells on loan with both Juventus and AC Milan.
The 32-year old spent three years at Fiorentina, and a year at Sporting CP before he joined Serie A newboys, Pescara this summer. While reflecting on his time at Liverpool in an interview with GazzettaDello Sport, the Italian said it was an honor for him to walk out at Anfield.
“I had a great time with Liverpool and I had the honor of wearing a special shirt and playing in an incredible stadium,” Aquilani said.
“Then I decided to leave, and perhaps I was a bit hasty. Maybe I should have stayed and continued playing in the Premier League, but I wanted to come back to Italy for family reasons. Nobody forced me out.”
He further revealed how the Pescara coach, Massimo Oddo has ignited the spark, and how he called him and really transmitted to him a great motivation which continually boosts his morale. He said the coach explained his personal views on football to him which fortunately is the same as how he sees football as well.
“I could not help but to take the great chance of an impactful coach to join the newsboys Pescara without a rethink or any iota of unforeseen future regrets,” he concluded.