Date: 26th August 2011 at 3:29pm
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Kenny Dalglish spoke to Liverpoolfc.tv and told us why Aquilani has left Liverpool to go on a season long loan to AC Milan.

“It’s a great move for Alberto. He’s got his wife and kid over there. It was difficult for him here.” Dalglish said.

“When he came back his pre-season training was excellent. We gave him a few games, he did well in those games. But the problem for us was trying to get him in the team. We couldn’t get him in the team.

“Obviously everybody wants to play and Alberto is moving over to a fantastic football club. He goes there with the best wishes of everyone and we hope it works out for him, because he was never a problem in any way, shape or form.”

 

40 responses to “Dalglish explains why Aquilani left Liverpool”

  1. Paul says:

    Surely he is more quicker/creative than Charlie Adam?

    • Ged says:

      Yes he is but can he defend?
      In case you hadn’t noticed Dalglish is going for fluidity and if you only have specialists that can only play in one area you will not be a fluid team

      • TroLLman says:

        Lol like Adams can defend.. Please!

        • Red Barron says:

          Errr, that’d be Adam, not Adams! He is fitting in well to the team. Aquilani is a good player but was not fitting into the way KK wants us to play so it was right to let him move back to Italy. I wish him well.

    • Jack says:

      @Paul: It is quick, quicker, quickest. Not quick, more quicker, most quickest. Now that you are told, I hope you would not make the same mistake again.

  2. jJ says:

    Think its for the best, Aquilani clearly wanted to remain in Italy anyway regardless of first team football. He should never have been signed by us in the first place, especially for the price we paid. Hopefuly AC will sign him at the end of this season and we recoup some of the money Rafa wasted on him.

    • abraham says:

      jj you are one of the muppets who just read the scrap written in sheets that end up in the birds’ nest or cage in the morning. aquilani is class we got him for 14 million GBP which we paid 5 times. he which of the guys your favorite coaches bought is better than him. owen hargreaves GBP18m????? carrick 18 ????

      wake up rafa is the only reason we are still reputable in the last 4 years!

      • Ged says:

        well said

        • TroLLman says:

          Goes without saying doesn’t it…

          I’d have Rafa back any day of the week, after KK has delivered number 19 that is ūüôā

          • Jack says:

            And wait another 20 barren years during Rafa’s second stint at Anfield. No way Trollman.

      • Red Barron says:

        Only have of this is even readable. we paid the ¬£14m 5 times? That means we paid ¬£70m for him! As for Rafa being the only one reputable, you are having a laugh pal. Kenny Dalglish is not reputable? Go support someone at your level of football understanding…. how about The Red Lion pub team!

  3. Euan says:

    This failure to “get him into the team” is not a good reflection of King Kenny’s tactical intentions for the team IMO.

    • Ged says:

      What a ridiculous comment

      Play him in his preferred place and you need a specialist enforcer like Mascherano to compensate, and he’d take Suarez’ space on the pitch

      Never ever criticise Kenny’s tactics when you so clearly do not have a clue

      • Mooney says:

        GED- Rafa spent millions on championship grade players and blamed the board because he wasn’t being backed! Rubbish.

        You think the club would be nowhere without him? Rubbish. Houiller won us 5 in one season and matured players like Owen, Carra and Gerrard. He bought about 4 good players out of 50 and where are they now??? Aqua is a decent player but hardly up to our grade. 14m for a player who arrived with a 6 month injury! RUBBISH!

        No player or manager is bigger than the club. Rafa did ok, but you can’t tell me you don’t think another decent manager would have done as well and left us in a better position than we are now!

        If you think that’s reasonable, your mad

        • TroLLman says:

          Dude I can safely say your the one that’s either mad or a manc…

          2 champion league finals with championship players?

          Champions league football 4 out of 6 seasons.. Lol

          Rafas better than I thought!

          • Red Barron says:

            Rafa was good at European football, not so good at English football. That is why we did well in the CL but then failed to qualify for the same competition. Even in 2006 we needed special dispensation to be allowed into the CL!

  4. RedHeart says:

    This all happened because of idiot Roy Hodgson. He sent one of the best players in the squad at the time on loan. He certainly deserve to be a manager of club fighting to avoid relegation.
    Aqua now does not want to stay at liverpool. We have no choice but let him go.

  5. vipakindele says:

    Aquaman tried his best for lfc.Wish you all the best.

  6. Matt says:

    But why did kenny not sell him? aquilani just extended his contract to Liverpool, I think Kenny is trying make some money off him for when he sells him to Milan next season.

    • Ged says:

      OMG – how can you sell when nobody will buy / he will refuse to go to teams beneath him?

      You dont just stick him in Exchange and Mart you know

  7. red 33 says:

    Anyone think adam or henderson is better then AA?? Then why leave him on the bench to accommodate those two british who still need time to adapt to english game??? KK is atarting to give xcuses to accommodated his expensive buy chances to gel,I do hope they settle in quickly or KK gonna have his @ss spank by the owner

    • Ged says:

      You really should not broadcast your stupidity

      Aquilani plays in the hole, if you have somebody in this formation you are required to have a specialist defendsive midfielder and not a general midfielder like the ones we have, we’d have to replace Lucas becase he’s not defensive enough to compensate
      Suarez would not be as effective because he uses this space so you’d need 2 out and out strikers. Because of the gaps in midfield you couldn’t be so adventurous with a winger either so you’d be wholly dependent on Aquilani and if he was off form or injured we’d struggle and finally when Stevie’s back on th pitch he’d be releagted to a water carrier for Aquilani

      Kenny’s been in football quite a long time, I’m guessing you haven’t, therefore what gives you the right to think you know more about football than Kenny

      Equally I’m guessing Kenny doesn’t know as much as you about idiotic statements

  8. Jamie says:

    Shame, tremendous talent hope he does well

  9. jJ says:

    What muppet pays 14 million for an injured midfielder who has only played a hand full of games? Yes that makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? Maybe instead of panic buying to replace Alonso, who also left because of Rafaa attempts to replace him with Gareth Barry, we wouldn’t have a player who doesn’t fit into the team and doesn’t want to play for us. Yes AA looked half decent when we were playing Singapor in pre-season, other than that, I actually believe we have a decent squad this year and are more than capable of acheiving a top 4 spot – without Auqilani. Now sit back in your armchair and shout abuse at how all kennys decisions are wrong and how you think all yours are correct.

    • Ged says:

      Err, the same muppet that is responsible for most of the good things coming through Liverpool now, the same muppet that had he the benefit of finacial backing at the right tiome would have turned Acquilani into a fantastic player for Liverpool as we can all see he is, the same muppet that is responsible for pretty much all the good young players we have, the same muppet that made massive profits on most of those he bought, just 2 examples where he made 50m for LFC that he was not allowed to spend himself
      Alonso 10m – sold 30m
      Torres 19m – sold 50m

      He doesn’t play in Kenny’s team cos Kenny plays a different formation but didn’t you hear Kenny pay tribute to rafa’s dealings and development

      Now speaking of muppets – go and find the nearest mirror

  10. Jrncusa says:

    Wow im sensing some serious hate for kenny over this,.and its pathetic. Ass spanked by owner? You mean the same owner kenny gave instant credibility to by rescuing the team from disaster? I think not. Give the manager a chance, give the new guys a chance, 3 games in and the amount of unconstructive crap being said is ridiculous.

    • Ged says:

      I know, this is Kenny dalglish and these are supposedly Liverpool fans

      On the basis of the last half of last season where he saved the club possibly from relegation and on the basis of most of 96 funerals attended the man should be afforded more time than anybody else, and that is not even including what he did for us as a player and a manager

      Unbeleiveable some of our fans – supposed to be the best in the world? Not from what I ahve seen on message boards of late

  11. Jish says:

    Who d f*** is this GED??ban him from commenting..Rafa Benitez??d same guy who took charge of a treble-winning(Inter) team n got sacked after a few games cuz of his “genius” tactics? LMAO.. N we won in Istanbul cuz of God’s grace..miracle it was..apart from rafa f***ed us so badly dat we are tryin to get out of it..he killed d original LFC game wid his boring football..n its cuz of him dat we had to spend 20 million downing this year..get a life GED..

    • TroLLman says:

      Boring you say?

      27/09/2008  Everton Away  W  2-0 
      05/10/2008  Manchester City Away  W  3-2 
      18/10/2008  Wigan Athletic Home  W  3-2 
      26/10/2008  Chelsea Away  W  1-0 
      29/10/2008  Portsmouth Home  W  1-0 
      01/11/2008  Tottenham Hotspur Away  L  1-2 
      08/11/2008  West Brom Home  W  3-0
      15/11/2008  Bolton Wanderers Away  W  2-0 
      22/11/2008  Fulham Home  D  0-0 
      01/12/2008  West Ham United Home  D  0-0 
      06/12/2008  Blackburn Rovers Away  W  3-1 
      13/12/2008  Hull City Home  D  2-2
      21/12/2008  Arsenal Away  D  1-1 
      26/12/2008  Bolton Wanderers Home  W  3-0 
      28/12/2008  Newcastle United Away  W  5-1 
      10/01/2009  Stoke City Away  D  0-0   
      19/01/2009  Everton Home  D  1-1 
      28/01/2009  Wigan Athletic Away  D  1-1 
      01/02/2009  Chelsea Home  W  2-0
      07/02/2009  Portsmouth Away  W  3-2 
      22/02/2009  Manchester City Home  D  1-1 
      28/02/2009  Middlesbrough Away  L  0-2   
      03/03/2009  Sunderland Home. W  2-0 
      14/03/2009  Manchester United Away  W  4-1 
      22/03/2009  Aston Villa Home. W  5-0 
      04/04/2009  Fulham Away  W  1-0 
      11/04/2009  Blackburn Rovers Home  W  4-0   
      21/04/2009  Arsenal. Home  D  4-4 
      25/04/2009  Hull City. Away  W  3-1
      03/05/2009  Newcastle United Home  W  3-0
      09/05/2009  West Ham United Away  W  3-0 
      17/05/2009  West Brom. Away  W  2-0 
      24/05/2009  Tottenham Hotspur Home  W  3-1 

      Not mention a 5-0 aggregate over real madrid…..

      Now if theres one thing I hate it fucking keyboard pigs!!!!!

    • TroLLman says:

      Boring you say?

      27/09/2008  Everton Away  W  2-0 
      05/10/2008  Manchester City Away  W  3-2 
      18/10/2008  Wigan Athletic Home  W  3-2 
      26/10/2008  Chelsea Away  W  1-0 
      29/10/2008  Portsmouth Home  W  1-0 
      01/11/2008  Tottenham Hotspur Away  L  1-2 
      08/11/2008  West Brom Home  W  3-0
      15/11/2008  Bolton Wanderers Away  W  2-0 
      22/11/2008  Fulham Home  D  0-0 
      01/12/2008  West Ham United Home  D  0-0 
      06/12/2008  Blackburn Rovers Away  W  3-1 
      13/12/2008  Hull City Home  D  2-2
      21/12/2008  Arsenal Away  D  1-1 
      26/12/2008  Bolton Wanderers Home  W  3-0 
      28/12/2008  Newcastle United Away  W  5-1 
      10/01/2009  Stoke City Away  D  0-0   
      19/01/2009  Everton Home  D  1-1 
      28/01/2009  Wigan Athletic Away  D  1-1 
      01/02/2009  Chelsea Home  W  2-0
      07/02/2009  Portsmouth Away  W  3-2 
      22/02/2009  Manchester City Home  D  1-1 
      28/02/2009  Middlesbrough Away  L  0-2   
      03/03/2009  Sunderland Home. W  2-0 
      14/03/2009  Manchester United Away  W  4-1 
      22/03/2009  Aston Villa Home. W  5-0 
      04/04/2009  Fulham Away  W  1-0 
      11/04/2009  Blackburn Rovers Home  W  4-0   
      21/04/2009  Arsenal. Home  D  4-4 
      25/04/2009  Hull City. Away  W  3-1
      03/05/2009  Newcastle United Home  W  3-0
      09/05/2009  West Ham United Away  W  3-0 
      17/05/2009  West Brom. Away  W  2-0 
      24/05/2009  Tottenham Hotspur Home  W  3-1 

      Not mention a 5-0 aggregate over real madrid…..

      Now if theres one thing I hate it’s fucking keyboard pigs!!!!!

  12. don wynne says:

    these posts always seem to be going the same way, strange… but back to the point, Aqua man is a good player, Kenny knows he’s a good player but he doesn’t fit in, you don’t change a team for one man (if Messi arrives before wed may change my mind) so good luck to Aqua man hope it works out for him. Meanwhile we’ve got to keep on improving and Kenny is shrewd enough to help us do that. (wasn’t joining the Rafa/Kenny debate, both men have LFC at their heart so thats enough said for me)

  13. treshen says:

    Guys I’m sending dis al da way from South africa. Rafa left us some good memories nw let’s leave it at that. Aquaman wanted 2 go bk 2 italy so let him go we gt more than enuf talent 2 replace him and as 4 Kenny let’s trust him and get behind da team. Thanks

  14. kidd says:

    i’m not a liverpool fan but its not difficult 2 c that apart from Gerrad,acquilani is the only decent midfielder liverpool hav,the rest is mediocre,hez probably 1 of the 3 players @ liverpool who would start in any of the top 4 teams the others ar gerrad n’ suarez

  15. Steve says:

    I am a Liverpool fan and I observed Aquilanis quality in Pre-Season Benitez knew what he was doing when he took him. I don’t have faith in Charlie Adams really. Never liked him and apart from a few long passes he hasn’t really impressed me at all. Henderson is fitting in fine, Downing is perfecto. Jose is great but Adams just looks lost some of the time. I ish we kept Aquilani