Reds set to cut their loses on Italian
Liverpool are expected to confirm the departure of forgotten man Alberto Aquilani to AC Milan this week for a cut-price £3m.
TalkSPORT are reporting that the Reds are now ready to offload the midfielder for a fraction of the £20m they paid for him back in the summer of 2009.
The Italian international has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since making his debut in October of the same year due to injury and poor form, and subsequently sent out on loan to Juventus and Milan for the duration of the last two seasons.
Originally the Reds had been holding out for a fee of £7m from the Serie A giants for the player's services, but the San Siro outfit refused to agree to those demands forcing Liverpool to accept that they will have to cut their loses on him.
New manager Brendan Rodgers had previously indicated that he was ready to give Aquilani a chance to prove his worth to him, but it's understood the player himself is anxious for a return home.
Rodgers spoke about him during an interview last week, when he said: "I thought he was a really, really good player. Obviously he came to Liverpool and it didn't work out and he's gone back [to Italy] on loan. He's a wonderful talent, a terrific player.
"He might just not be able to settle, he might not be able to adapt to the country, so you've got all those issues and obviously sometimes you're not aware of that until you speak to them."