âHeâs really good on the ball, with good passing, good movement, he works hard and is a good professional.
âHe likes to have the ball at his feet but not because he likes to dribble, he just wants to keep the team moving. He never stands still, heâs always on the run.
âHe certainly runs more than Xabi and is probably more dangerous in terms of getting in the box and trying to score goals.
âWhen I came to Rome he was my neighbour and helped me out a lot. Heâs a good friend. Liverpool will be getting a very good player.â
Riise is confident Aquilani will adapt to the hurly-burly of the Premiership.
âThere is an obvious difference between the Italian and English leagues,â Riise told the Daily Express. âHere it is more tactical whereas in England youâre playing 90 minutes up and down, up and down, and there is more emphasis on power and physical force. But Cristiano Ronaldo isnât all about physique and he has been the best player in the Premier League in recent seasons.
âEveryone can adapt. It just takes time. The key is how long it takes. I was lucky. I fitted in quite quickly when I came from Monaco. Alberto is someone who wants to make the most of his talent and wants to prove himself, so if Liverpool come in for you it is very hard to say no.â