Transfer News: Liverpool to give Aquilani loan to move Serie A
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Injury plagued midfielder Alberto Aquilani is expected to return to native Italy in an attempt to find the form he has been unable to produce at Anfield.
Rafa Benitez controversially signed the injured 26-year-old from Roma as replacement playmaker for Xabi Alonso.
But, Aquilani has suffered a series of injury problems since signing for a reported £20million last season and no longer figures in Roy Hodgson’s team plans.
It is believed Juventus are in talks to take the former Roma midfielder to Serie A on a loan arrangement.
Red’s boss Hodgson said: “At the moment we are considering possibly loaning him to an Italian club, but nothing is sure about that yet so I don’t have anything definite to report.
"I didn’t want to use him (against Trabzonspor) just in case the loan goes through, because for Aquilani this year it’s very important that he plays regular football, every week, as the number one man on the teamsheet.
"I can’t promise him that here so if a loan move to Italy could help him in that respect it might be good for all parties.
"It would certainly be what he needs, it would certainly protect the value of the player and when he does return to Liverpool no doubt we will see the Aquilani that we signed before he came here injured last year."
Ryan Babel scored Liverpool’s only goal in their Europa League game against Trabzonspor last night with Joe Cole missing a penalty.
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