Fabio Aurelio to leave Anfield

25 May 2010 09:57
Brazilian wing-back Fabio Aurelio will leave Liverpool this summer after talks over a new contract failed to end with an agreement. The 30-year-old moved to Anfield from Valencia in the summer of 2006, but injuries plagued him for much of his time with the Reds and he managed just 110 appearances in four seasons. However, he leaves with the best wishes of manager Rafa Benitez for his wholehearted efforts. The Spaniard told his club's official website: "Fabio's contract is nearly finished and he is going to leave us. "We had been trying to work something out with regards an extension, but it was a pity that we couldn't. He has given us absolutely fantastic service. "Fabio is a top professional, a great player and a really good lad. I mean every single word I say about him. It has been a pleasure having him here and we really will miss him. "The one problem we had with Fabio was that he suffered too many injuries and it was such a pity because he has great quality. "When he was in the team, we were always able to play the ball out from the back and keep it because he uses possession so well. "You can say things about players, but with Fabio, you are talking about an amazing person who gave 100 per cent all the time. We wish him all the best."

Source: ESA