I have cursed Andrea Dossena many times this season, except, of course, when he scored that audacious goal against Manchester United.
But the Italian, it seems, hasn’t been too happy himself with his time spent at Anfield, and wants to move on this summer, according to a report in Italian newspaper Tuttosport. “I have spoken with Rafael Benitez. He told me that if they receive an offer that satisfies both the club and me, he will facilitate my transfer. I would run to Juve,” he is understood to have said.
The Bianconeri were among Liverpool’s competitors for his signature last season too. I believe this time they are keen to have him move there, despite the fact that he hasn’t been first-choice for Benitez this season. But English football and the Italian game is a study in contrasts, and for a player who lists learning English as the most important thing he has done in the Premiership, this will be a welcome change for him. I’m not particularly sorry to see him go. I only wish he had managed a few more flicks over the goalkeeper like the one that went sailing over Edwin van der Saar this March.