Date: 7th August 2011 at 1:00pm
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Fabio Aurelio made his return to the Liverpool side on Saturday against Valencie and the Brazilian put in a decent performance for the Reds. We all know that Aurelio is a very capable left-back and we may not need to sign a new left-back if Aurelio is able to remain fit for the entire season.

The Brazilian came out and admitted this after the game on Saturday: “My problem has been the injuries and I’m aware of that but I still believe I can be better than in the past and more available.

“This season we have our games mostly once a week so it could be a good season for me to have a run of games and fill that gap.

“I had an injury to my calf at the beginning of pre-season so I’ve been working in the gym and on the bike. I have been involved with the team in the last week.

“I’m very pleased to have time on the pitch, especially because I felt very well. It was a good test after just one week with the team. Physically I didn’t feel behind the others.”

I know we can not risk saying we should not buy another left-back and budget on Aurelio being fit for the season but maybe as he states above, the fact that we have fewer games this season may mean that he remains fitter for longer.

Courtesy of ElPitolero1982, below are highlights of Aurelio against Valencia.