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Former Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise says Alberto Aquilani will bring a greater goal threat for Liverpool than Xabi Alonso ever offered.
Riise has played with the Reds’ imminent signing for the last season at Roma and says he has been very impressed to see what the 25-year-old Italian midfielder can do.
Riise said, “When I first came to Roma, I didn’t know a thing about Aquilani.
“I knew all about Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi and Philippe Mexes, of course, but Aquilani was the player who surprised me the most in my first months with what he could do.
“He’s really good on the ball, with good passing, good movement, he works hard and is a good professional.
“He likes to have the ball at his feet but not because he likes to dribble, he just wants to keep the team moving. He never stands still, he’s always on the run.
“He certainly runs more than Xabi and is probably more dangerous in terms of getting in the box and trying to score goals.
Or are Rafa, Gerrard, Sammy Lee and the whole of the coaching staff and players wrong and a few terrace monkeys are right?
The 20 million EURO transfer fee is broken up into the following:
- 4 cash instalments of
- - 5 million EURO upfront
- - 3 million EURO by 4th January 2010
- - 7 million EURO by June 30th 2010
- - 5 million EURO by June 30th 2011.
Further Add ons include:
- 300,000 EURO for every year Liverpool qualify for the Champions League from 2010/11 to 2014/15
- 250,000 EURO everytime the player reaches 35 appearancs, 70 appearances, 105 appeances and then 140 appearances.
- 1 million EURO the first time Liverpool either wins the Premier League or Champions League by 30 June 2014.
- 5% of any future transfer fee will be paid to Roma.
I know all that just from watching Serie A and ECL over the last few years, I don't need some rag of a paper or youtube to tell me, or to give me my opinion as I study the game itself and other leagues, which is how I could name the 2 finalists in the Euro's last year in a BTS competition.
Someone who tries to tell anyone that they are knowledgable on football because they knew who was in the finals of the Euro's and claims his "expertise" comes from watching foreign football on the television, is quite honestly a hairs breath away from living out their life in a padded cell.
know more about Liverpool FC than those who live near the ground (thats Anfield by the way) who driork at Melwood and Anfield and who rub shoulders with the players and staff.
If I remember rightly it wasn't so long ago you were trying to convince me that Alonso wasn't going anywhere. . . Yeh, you're an expert alright!
Why don't you start watching a sport more suitable to your talents? Perhaps netball or tiddlywinks!
But for gods sake, leave football alone. It's a mans game.