Aquilani heading back to Liverpool

The midfielder is set to start pre-season training back at Anfield

Alberto Aquilani: The Liverpool midfielder scored just one goal in 23 league games on loan to AC Milan last season

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Alberto Aquilani is set to make a return to Liverpool after failing to get a permanent move away from the club.

The midfielder has spent the last two seasons on loan in Serie A to try and get his injury ravaged career back on track following a £20m move from Roma in 2009.

But the neither Juventus nor more recently AC Milan wanted to turn season-long loan deals for the 27-year-old into anything longer.

"At the moment Aquilani is a Liverpool player and will certainly start pre-season training with them, then we'll see what happens," agent Franco Zavaglia told TMW.

"The new manager will decide whether to keep him or not. I don't think he's coming back to Italy and he hasn't expressed any particular preference, but this time I hope Liverpool can tell us in time if he's not part of their plans so we can find him the right club.

"Recently, apart from a slight ankle sprain, Aquilani has had no major fitness problems. The real problems were when he had ankle surgery at Liverpool."