Date: 16th May 2020 at 7:30am
Written by: Jimmy Light

Responding to a piece in the Athletic by reliable Liverpool correspondent James Pearce, plenty of Liverpool fans have flocked to have their say over Rafa Benitez’ past decision to sign Alberto Aquilani as a successor to Xabi Alonso – branding it an ‘awful decision‘. 

Aquilani, who signed for the Reds in the summer 2009, went on to play just 28 games for us, scoring two goals and assisting six others, before departing for Fiorentina in 2012 after a miserable three-year stay at Anfield.

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The Italian playmaker was loaned out to both Juventus and AC Milan during his brief Premier League tenure, with the now 35-year-old presumably yearning for a Serie A return at the time.

Journalist Pearce has now looked back on his Liverpool spell, branding it a ‘panic buy‘ from our perspective which began the end of Benitez’ mostly memorable reign at the Anfield helm.

In response, plenty of Reds have flocked to lambaste the Spaniard for his decision to sign Aquilani – find all of their best comments down below.