Aquilani will light up Liverpool season, insists his old Roma captain Totti

17 November 2009 04:14
Roma captain Francesco Totti is backing Alberto Aquilani to make up for lost time and be a big hit at Anfield.[LNB]Liverpool paid £20million for Aquilani in the summer but the Italy midfielder is only now reaching full fitness after recovering from ankle surgery.[LNB]Italy legend Totti played with Aquilani in the Italian capital and the World Cup winner told Liverpool's official website: 'Alberto is an incredibly talented player, with great technique and an excellent understanding of the game.[LNB] [LNB] Getting stuck in: Aquilani was keen to get involved against Birmingham[LNB]'He also has a powerful shot with both feet - he really is a complete midfielder. [LNB]'Alberto can play in any position in the middle of the park really, either a bit forward or a few steps behind.[LNB] 'The advantage he has is that he really understands the game and has great vision - he is dynamic and can make the last pass or try to score himself. [LNB]When in Rome: Aquilani's pal Totti[LNB]'Here at Roma, with our 4-2-3-1 strategy, he was playing in front ofthe defence next to Daniele De Rossi or David Pizarro, but also as anattacking midfielder just off me. I think he can do very well in a4-4-2 as well.'[LNB]Aquilani, 25, has made just two susbstitute appearances for Rafa Benitez's side.[LNB]Totti added: 'He has been unlucky with injuries so far but I believe he will do really well in England. We are really good friends. We keep in touch even now that he has left us. [LNB]'He is elegant and smart - these are his main characteristics. Potentially he is one of the best in the world.'[LNB] Liverpool skipper Gerrard vows to be ready for crunch clash with Man CityBenitez: Liverpool have never looked so good - and I was right to sell AlonsoLiverpool boss Benitez defends his rant at Manchester United chief FergusonRafa Benitez tells Liverpool chiefs: Sell Fernando Torres and I will quit the club Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool set for fight to sign Palermo defender Kjaer LIVERPOOL FC

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