Aquilani disenchanted but looking for a chance at Liverpool

Alberto Aquilani feels he was pushed out on loan after signing with Liverpool.

Alberto Aquilani feels he was pushed out on loan after signing with Liverpool.

The 28-year old Italian midfielder is of the belief that he has not been given a good opportunity since joining the Reds from Roma in 2009 with loans to Juventus and AC Milan over the past two seasons.

But now, Aquilani is looking to become a key player at Anfield next term if he is given a chance by the Merseyside outfit.

"How can you pay £20 million for a player and this player is never taken into consideration?" he said to BBC Sport.

"I never asked to leave but I was always pushed by the club. I am here and I would like to play for Liverpool but it doesn't depend only on me.

"The situation changed after (Rafael) Benitez left. In past years, I felt forced out. I never asked to go on loan but they made it clear it was better for me to go.

"I think Liverpool people have to know that I have never said I wanted to leave the city because my family and I were not happy here. This is not true.

"I cannot say I have unfinished business in English football because I really never played but, the little I did, I believe I was able to show to Liverpool fans that I have quality and that I could have helped the team."

 

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