Alberto Aquilani Wanted Liverpool Stay

by Punter's Hero on September 8, 2010

in Football, Latest News

Alberto Aquilani Wanted Liverpool Stay

Italian midfielder spent one season at Liverpool but failed to live up to expectations before being loaned to Juventus. The Italian has reviled that he wanted to stop at Anfield but had to leave.

“It was really fast, a blitz,” Aquilani told Tuttosport. “One day I was speaking with [Roy] Hodgson and we were discussing Liverpool’s season and three days later I found myself having a medical in Turin.

“Liverpool counted on me and in the end I would also have stayed because at the end of last season I was getting in gear physically and I had played the last eight games of the campaign.

“The fans had started to show me affection. Then this opportunity arrived and I didn’t even need a minute to think about it. Liverpool wanted to only send me on loan, but [Juve general director, Beppe] Marotta insisted to have the option to buy.”

Aquilani is enjoying his early days in Turin and is relishing the prospect of playing for the Bianconeri.

“Turin has made a beautiful impact on me,” added Aquilani. “I also like the climate because with respect to Liverpool…

“It’s a beautiful city. I didn’t expect it to be like this. It has been a positive surprise.

“Juventus on the other hand aren’t a surprise. I knew the city, but Juventus is Juventus just like you see on the outside. It’s one of the most important clubs in the world.”

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