Departing Aquilani has no regrets about Liverpool career

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Alberto Aquilani’s agent says he does not expect the Italian midfielder to return to Liverpool after his loan spell at Juventus this season.

Reds boss Roy Hodgson sent the 26-year-old out on a season’s long loan to the Serie A side last summer, with Juventus given the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

Aquilani is enjoying a good season for Juventus, who sit fourth in the league, and has impressed on his return to Italy.

His agent, Franco Zavaglia, told press, “The release from Liverpool depends only on Juventus but I think there will be.

“Alberto is very, very happy in Turin and has found an environment where he can express himself.”

He added, however, that Aquilani did not regret his short lived career at Liverpool.

“The English experience has been good, it has enriched his international background.”

Aquilani was signed by former boss Rafa Benitez in an £18million deal in the summer of 2009 as Xabi Alonso’s replacement, but never got started at Liverpool with torrid ankle injury problems.

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