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Aquilani in limbo over Liverpool future

Alberto Aquilani has admitted he is prepared to wait until Liverpool have unveiled their new manager before sitting down to discuss his future.

The 27-year-old Italian is supposedly out of favour at Anfield having spent the last two seasons at Serie A sides Juventus and AC Milan but is due to return in the summer.

Former Reds boss Rafael Benitez spent £20 million to bring him to Merseyside from Roma in a 2009 with the intention of replacing Xabi Alonso who’d recently departed to Real Madrid only for a knee injury to hamper his first year at the club.

Benitez’s sacking and the subsequent appointment of Roy Hodgson saw him shipped out on loan to Juve for the 2010/11 campaign  before Kenny Dalglish followed tact and shipped him off to Milan this season.

However Aquilani is still believes he has a future at Liverpool and with Brendan Rodgers’ impending appointment the midfielder is keen to sit down and discuss if he figures in the new boss’ plans.

He told Gazzetta dell Sport: “I need to understand whether there are conditions for an agreement that satisfies everyone.

“I’m waiting for Liverpool to decide the name of the new coach, then we will meet in order to understand their plans. Only then will I be able to make the right decision.

“It is important that I have the opportunity to make a contribution, to be able to play well and play regularly.”

The 21-cap Italy international’s agent Franco Zavaglia also acknowledged that he is waiting for the clubs owners Fenway Sports Group to make a decision over their next manager before resolving his clients fate.

“The situation is that there have been no developments,”  Zavaglia told spaziomilan.it.

“We must be patient and wait for Liverpool to make a decision. There is no problem, but before talking about what Alberto wants to do we must first understand what the British club intend to do.”

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