Ex-Italian international midfielder Alberto Aquilani has revealed why his high profile move to Premier League giants Liverpool proved to be unsuccessful. The player spoke to the Guardian about his brief time at Liverpool. Alberto Aquilani had moved to Anfield with big expectations especially from the Reds fans. He was signed as a replacement for Xabi Alonso and the Italian had big shoes to fill as the Spanish football legend was a top performer for the Merseyside giants throughout his stay at the club.

Alberto Aquilani left Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma to join the Reds in a £20m deal in 2009 and his quest to fill the void left by Xabi Alonso lasted for just one season. The former Italian international spent just one full campaign at Liverpool from his three-year period as aReds player. Alberto Aquilani spent two years on loan from Liverpool at two different teams. The Reds loaned Alberto Aquilani to Italian champions Juventus for his second season as a Liverpool before he spent another season on loan at AC Milan. Aquilani returned to Liverpool from his loan spell at Serie A giants Milan in the summer of 2012 and he went on to sign for another Italian Serie A team Fiorentina shortly after his return to Anfield.

During his loan spell at Juventus, Alberto Aquilaniscored two goals in 33 league outings beforehe had a return of one goal in 23 league games at Milanin the following campaign.

In his interview with The Guardian, Alberto Aquilani revealed that he knew that his time as a Liverpool player was up when Roy Hodgson became the Liverpool. According to him, he had a discussion with Roy Hodgson who told him that he wants to buy Joe Cole to make the team more English.

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