Alberto Aquilani will likely always remember the day he transferred to Liverpool as the moment his career ended. According to the Telegraph, the £20 million man joined Rafael Benitez’ Liverpool in 2009 after impressing in his home nation for Roma.
Alberto Aquilani had played for the various Italian youth teams before he made his bow for the senior team on November 15, 2006. His first game for Italy was during the 1-1 draw with Turkey in what was an international friendly encounter.
Alberto Aquilani began his managerial journey at Fiorentina in the Italian Serie A in 2019 having spent the majority of his career in the division.
The former Italian national team midfielder was appointed the Fiorentina u-18 head coach on July 11, 2019 though he was in the position for some months before he was given a new role.
The ex-AS Roma and Liverpool star spent five months as the Fiorentina u-18 head coach before he joined the first team coaching crew where he was made the assistant manager to then manager Giuseppe Iachini.
Ex-Italian national team midfielder Alberto Aquilani has revealed what it was like playing with in-form Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah in an interview with English publication Liverpool Echo. The former Liverpool midfielder talked about the brief period he played with Salah at Italian Serie A outfit Fiorentina.
Alberto Aquilaniwas a Liverpool player for a period of three years between 2009 and 2012. He played 28 times for the Reds during his time at the club. Aquilani didn't play much for Liverpool due to injuries and loan spells. The Italian midfielder spent some time on loan as a Liverpool player. Alberto Aquilani returned to Fiorentina at the end of his three-year spell with the Reds. He played with Egyptian national team star Salah in his final six months at Fiorentina.
Italian footballer-turned-manager Alberto Aquilani has revealed that he would have had a splendid career at Liverpool if not for the goal from Uruguayan football icon Diego Forlan.
Italian midfielder Alberto Aquilani came through the youth system at capital club AS Roma and he was attracting interest from the Premier League teams. Alberto Aquilani stayed with the Roma youth team despite the interest from the Premier League duo of Arsenal and Chelsea.
Former Liverpool player Alberto Aquilani has questioned the club's transfer business and insists that they have not done enough to prove that they are ready to compete with their rivals. The Reds were only able to sign one player during the entire summer transfer window and let go of up to three players who were registered under them as first-team stars, meaning that they lost more players than they signed and it's not something that Aquilani sees as good business. Liverpool completed the signing of French defender Ibrahima Konate from German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig this summer and it was their only addition to the squad.
When Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk got injured at the beginning of last season, a lot of people immediately started thinking that maybe his career would be greatly affected because of the severity of the problem. While they saw that there were very huge chances of him returning to full fitness, they still held a notion that maybe the injury was a career-threatening one and an example is the one suffered by Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw some years ago. Although the United star's injury was quite a horrible one, he has recovered so well from it and has now taken his football to a whole new level of brilliance.
It is a tough task to point out the best defender ever in the entire history of football, especially when there have been the likes of Zanetti, Bonucci, Marco Van Basten, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Fabio Cannavaro, and a lot of others who have graced the game in the last years. However, it is also safe to mention that Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has steadily and consistently built a credible reputation for himself as not just one of the best players in his era, but also one of the best defenders to have ever played the game as well.
Former Liverpool star Alberto Aquilani has backed his former side to make a strong push for the English Premier League title next season. The former attacker says that he knows the Reds struggled a lot last season particularly in the league but Insists that they have a huge chance to bounce back from their poor campaign and challenge for the league crown next season.