Aquilani waits on Rodgers
Midfielder would be happy to stay at Liverpool next season
By Simone Bargellini & Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: June 19, 2012 2:53pm
Alberto Aquilani: Liverpool midfielder is waiting to discover if he is wanted by Brendan Rodgers
Alberto Aquilani's agent says the Liverpool midfielder is waiting to discover if he will be in the plans of new manager Brendan Rodgers.
The Italy international moved to Anfield in 2009 from Roma and he made 28 appearances in all competitions during his debut season at the club.
However, he spent the 2010/11 campaign on loan at Juventus before returning to Serie A with AC Milan last term for another season-long spell.
He is now due back at Liverpool after Milan did not take up their initial option to sign Aquilani permanently and the 27-year-old is awaiting a decision from Rodgers.
"The new Liverpool coach will decide Alberto's fate," Aquilani's agent Franco Zavaglia said to Italian radio station Radio Mana Mana.
"We will have to wait and see what he thinks about the player and whether Alberto will be of any use to the Reds.
"Alberto has a contract at Liverpool for another two years and they will let us know about their intentions soon.
"He would be happy to stay at Liverpool if he was given the right opportunities."
Reports in Italy claimed Milan were keen to acquire Aquilani on a permanent transfer provided the player would terminate his contract with Liverpool, however, his agent has denied those rumours.
Zavaglia said: "If Milan had wanted to sign him then they should have made their move sooner."