Date: 17th July 2011 at 10:37am
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Alberto Aquilani may have gotten one of his biggest boosts in his Liverpool career to date. John Henry tweeted, “One missing link last year: Aquilani” following the Italian’s great display for Liverpool against the Malaysia XI on Saturday.

Liverpool went on to win the match 6-3 and Aquilani was instrumental in the second half, pulling the strings and providing assist from midfield. Aquilani is continually linked with a move away from Liverpool as he is thought to be surplus to requirements following the signings of Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam.

I know it is not good to judge a player from one pre-season game against average opposition but you have to give Aquilani credit for putting in such a display. Maybe he was playing to put himself in the shop window for other clubs to take notice of him and come in with a bid for him that meets Liverpool’s valuation, or he was simply playing to show those at Liverpool that he can stay and be part of the team next season.
John Henry certainly seems to think that Aquilani should stay this coming season.

Below is a video showing highlights of Aquilani’s display against the Malaysia XI.

Do you think Aquilani should stay at Liverpool or should we cash in on him?