Date: 23rd August 2011 at 11:46am
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Ex-Liverpool striker, John Aldridge believes that Liverpool should sell Alberto Aquilani. Aldridge was speaking to the Echo and said, “It looks like Alberto Aquilani will leave Liverpool this week and I think we’re right to off-load him.

“He just doesn’t fit into our style of play or system. To accommodate him you would have to play him in the hole just behind a striker and that’s not going to happen.

“Aquilani has got talent but physically he’s not cut out for the Premier League.

“It hasn’t worked out for him at Anfield and hopefully whatever fee we get will be reinvested in the squad.”

To a certain degree, I agree with Aldridge about Aquilani’s physical attributes. The Premier League is hard and physical and you hardly get much time on the ball and Aquilani’s performs best when he has time on the ball to pick out passes.

But then again, some would argue and say that Aquilani has not been given a fair crack at the Premier League and maybe if he were given a full season he would get used to the rigors on the league.

With regards to Aquilani’s best position, with Suarez and Carroll in the side it is more than likely that we will start with those two upfront if they are fit and in form which would mean there will be very few chances for someone playing behind a lone striker. Against Arsenal on Saturday we started with just Carroll up-front and maybe having Aquilani just behind him would have worked out well but we have Raul Meireles and Steven Gerrard already who can fill that role.

Do you agree with Aldridge that we must sell Aquilani?