Previous
Chelsea
Crystal Palace
1
0
FT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City
0
1
FT
Game Details
AS Roma
Genoa
2
0
FT
Game Details
Internazionale
Chievo Verona
0
0
FT
Game Details
Napoli
AC Milan
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Nantes
Paris Saint-Germain
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
Chicago Fire
ESPN2 9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New York City FC
Seattle Sounders FC
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Alberto Aquilani 'wanted Italy stay'

Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani wanted to remain in Italy, according to his agent.

• Comolli happy with transfers
• Adam seals Reds switch
• Downing 'not for sale'

Aquilani joined Liverpool from Roma in 2009 for a fee in the region of £20 million, despite his CV indicating the player was injury prone.

And he struggled for regular football and form at Anfield, the Italy international having made just nine Premier League appearances to date.

The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Juventus where he impressed, but no permanent deal was agreed and he is now expected to be a Reds player for the forthcoming campaign.

"Alberto's thoughts were to stay in Italy, but this was not possible," Aquilani's agent Franco Zavaglia said to Radio Sportiva. "He had a positive season (at Juventus).

"I don't know if in this market there will be the possibility for him to return to Italy and it's a shame that our players are forced to go and play away from Italy."

However, he added: "Liverpool are an important club and they have overcome the problems they had a year ago with the previous owners so they can win the Premier League."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.