Liverpool Transfers: Why Selling Alberto Aquilani Was the Right Decision

Liverpool have undergone major changes this summer since Kenny Dalglish was relieved of his managerial duties. 

With Brendan Rodgers instilled, a footballing overhaul has swept Anfield off it's feet with fans greatly anticipating a new style of play.

Rodgers, famous for his fluid 4-3-3 from Chelsea youth, Reading and most successfully Swansea City, has set about getting Liverpool playing what he describes as the "right way".

With this footballing blueprint in mind, it was clear who on Liverpool's current roster could succeed and who would be wise to look for a club.

Alberto Aquilani was one of those who people believed would prosper in the new system as it was slower and more possession-based, however his departure to Fiorentina has put paid to that theory.

The Italian looked at home in a possession-based formation under Massimiliano Allegri's AC Milan, while he also shone for AS Roma to earn his £20 million move to Anfield in the first place.

With such a high price tag, it's a surprise Liverpool didn't try to extrapolate any last essence of service out of him before he entered the final year of his five-year contract - especially considering his suitability with Rodger's style.

However, if a player is unhappy, he never plays well. Countless examples over the years have taught managers one undeniable fact: if a player wants out, let him out.

It was clear he yearned for Italy and Fiorentina have granted him his wish. He goes as a replacement for Riccardo Montolivo and is guarenteed a central role in Vincenzo Montella's plans.

So despite Aquilani suiting Rodgers' system better than Charlie Adam and Jay Spearing, he is the one to depart. What is a bad decision to let him go though? No, not at all.

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