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Aquilani cheers Liverpool with cameo debut

Alberto Aquilani made his long-awaited debut for Liverpool last night.

Aquilani played for 15 minutes on Wednesday night on his long-awaited Liverpool debut.

The £20million signing from Roma was on the bench for the reserves' home match with Sunderland at Tranmere's Prenton Park.

Liverpool won 2-0 courtesy of a fine free-kick from Daniel Pacheco and a header from defender Robbie Threlfall from another Pacheco free-kick.

But all eyes, including those of co-owner George Gillett, were on Aquilani, who replaced Swedish winger Alex Kacaniklic in the 75th minute.

His contributions to the game included a clever backheel, a couple of neat passes and a stunning cross-field ball, before he disappeared down the tunnel with a broad smile on his face and club doctor Mark Waller's arm around his shoulder.



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