Aquilani wants to leave Liverpool

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Alberto Aquilani has dropped a major hint that he will not return to Liverpool following his season-long loan at Juventus.

The Italy international midfielder has headed back to Serie A after just one injury-plagued season at Anfield.

The £20million signing from AS Roma made just 18 Premier League appearances following a long-running battle with an ankle problem during the 2009-10 campaign.

“Liverpool were relying on me and deep down I would have stayed because I overcame my physical problems and the fans were very affectionate towards me,” Aquilani said.

“But then this chance came and I did not think twice about it. Liverpool only wanted to give me away on loan, but (Juve sporting director) Giuseppe Marotta insisted on the buy option.

“I would like to stay, but everything depends on this season as I am on loan.”