Liverpool boss Rodgers willing to give Aquilani fresh chance

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers isn't ruling out keeping hold of Alberto Aquilani.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers isn't ruling out keeping hold of Alberto Aquilani.

Rodgers is willing to wipe the slate clean after he featured in Liverpool's friendly defeat to former club Roma and offer the injury-jinxed midfielder a fresh start at the club.

"I need to have a close look at Alberto," said Rodgers. "It's been difficult for him during his time in England, and this is probably the first period where he's felt happy, according to him, and he's working.

"I need to assess, and that's what I'm doing at the moment. Come the beginning of the season I hope to have a group that I'd like to go forward with on our journey this season.

"I'm assessing all the players, young and senior, at the moment."

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