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Liverpool worked hard this summer to add to their central midfield pool with the signings of Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson, but, while abundant in quantity, the group has lacked quality.
According to talkSPORT, Kenny Dalglish is willing to welcome back Reds loan midfielder Alberto Aquilani from AC Milan, in a move that would mark a major improvement to the Liverpool team.
The Rossoneri have a deal in place with Liverpool that says that if the 27-year-old plays more than 25 games this season, he will sign permanently in a £6 million deal. It appears that they are not going to allow him to play the 25 games, meaning he would return to Anfield this summer.
Aquilani has spent the past two seasons in Italy (first with Juventus, then Milan), and his 58 phenomenal performances have left Liverpool fans, to say the least, ruing over what might have been had Liverpool given the Italian more of a chance in the team after completing his £17 million move in August 2009.
A clinical playmaker who loves playing in the hole behind the strikers, Aquilani would give Liverpool one of the best midfields in the Premier League alongside Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva.
He may have struggled to adapt to the English game, but one fact about Aquilani is undoubtedly true: the talent and potential is immense. He has yet to be given a real chance to break into Dalglish's team. Alberto Aquilani could well become a hugely important free transfer for Liverpool, one with devastating impact.