Carragher on Aquilani

Jamie Carragher believes that Rafael Benitez made a mistake by signing Alberto Aquilani to replace Xabi Alonso.

He said that the Italian player was not good enough to replace a player of Alonso’s quality and that he believes Benitez made a mistake by signing him.

The former England international who is now working as a pundit said that Rafael Benitez was under pressure to sign a replacement for Xabi Alonso and made a mistake by signing Aquilani. He said that when the player arrived in 2009, he was already injured and that he only managed to play in October 2009.

He said that this is one of the biggest mistake made by Rafael Benitez. He agrees that no one could prevent Xabi Alonso from moving to Real Madrid at the end of the 2008 season, but Rafael Benitez made a mistake by signing an inadequate replacement.

For Jamie Carragher, Alberto Aquilani was never a good player to replace Xabi Alonso or even play for Liverpool. He believed this is what made Liverpool weaker and prevented them from competing for trophies. Continue reading Carragher on Aquilani


Former Italian midfielder Alberto Aquilani has stated that he has no regrets about his ill-fated stint with Liverpool.

The former Liverpool midfielder arrived at the Merseyside from Roma in a deal that cost Liverpool around £17m. However, Aquilani’s Liverpool career was plagued with injuries that ensured the former Italian midfielder flopped during his stint in the premier league.

Aquilani throughout his Liverpool spell managed just 28 premier league appearances, eventually quitting the club in 2012, after brief loan spells with Ac Milan and Juventus.

Having left the premier league giant in 2012, Aquilani went on to play for Fiorentina for three years, and Sporting CP for one year. However, this summer, Aquilani signed for new boys Pescara where he now plies his trade.

Aquilani while reflecting on his spell at Liverpool this week, told Gazzetta Dello Sport that it was an honor playing at Anfield. Continue reading AQUILANI: NO REGRET QUITTING LIVERPOOL