The Italian midfielder has been blighted by injury problems and has managed just seven starts for the Reds since his high-profile arrival.
Even Liverpool legend Ian Rush has singled him out for scathing criticism, suggesting he has not done enough to justify his staggering transfer fee.
Point to prove: Alberto Aquilani is determined to repay Liverpool fans' patience
But the 25-year-old has revealed banners of support from the club's supporters, despite his long-term lay-off, have spurred him on in his quest to become a Kop idol.
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