Aquilani - No doubts over move
Midfielder excited for new challenge
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: August 7, 2012 4:19pm
Alberto Aquilani: Has no regrets about joining Liverpool but is happy with his move to Fiorentina
Alberto Aquilani says he had no doubts about leaving Liverpool to join new club Fiorentina in Serie A.
Aquilani completed his move back to Italy last Friday after making only 30 appearances for Liverpool since his £20million move in the summer of 2009, as a replacement for Xabi Alonso.
New manager Brendan Rodgers allowed Aquilani to talk to the Italian side last week after deciding he did not want him as part of his plans for the upcoming season.
Although Aquilani expressed his desire to stay with Liverpool and impress Rodgers, he has admitted he had no doubts about his move back to Italy.
He said: "I had no doubts about Fiorentina because they wanted me and the project here is very interesting.
"Now the most important thing is that I will never return there and I want to concentrate on my new cycle."
Critics of the centre-midfielder have suggested that Aquilani was not fit enough during his time with Liverpool, and as a result was loaned to Italy with spells with Juventus and AC Milan.
However, Aquilani has hit back at these claims, saying: "There's nothing wrong with my condition, I trained well with Liverpool and did the same as my team-mates.
"However the club decided to sell me. I had a great experience in England and if I went back in time I'd do it all again."