Alberto Aquilani Set For Sensational Return To Liverpool

Injury-prone star could return to Anfield if Stadio Olimpico club do not stump up the cash.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has opened the door for midfielder Alberto Aquilani to play a huge role in the team next season.

The 26-year-old was signed by Rafael Benitez from Roma as a replacement for Xabi Alonso in 2009, but struggled to live up to expectations because of injury.

He is currently out on loan at Juventus and it was expected the deal would become a permanent £13million transfer.

But the Old Lady want to renegotiate a cheaper deal and Dalglish is happy to see the Italy international return to Anfield instead.

“When people talk about next season, I’m surprised they don’t give Alberto a mention,” Dalglish said on the club’s website. “Everyone seems to have forgotten about him.

“I know he has done really well at Juventus this season. When the loan finishes at the end of the season, he reverts back to being a Liverpool player.

“Nothing is cast in stone and he could be coming back to play for Liverpool. He could be a valuable asset here next season. He’s still our player.

“He certainly didn’t have the best of luck last season. At times he did really well and at other times he didn’t do quite so well but you can say that about most players.

“What I do know is that he’s had a fantastic season at Juventus.”

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