Even so, the Italian failed to strengthen the argument the manager because he actually performed less than 28 games, scoring two goals.
In the following season, Aquilani left England and was loaned for one season to Juventus. He was then loaned out again, this time to AC Milan, before joining Fiorentina with permanent status at the end of the season.
Move from Serie A to the Premier League would make the full-back frustrating. He was only on Merseyside a career year and a half by performing as many as 31 games and scored two goals.
Dossena finally returned to Italy in January 2010 and joined the Serie A, where he actually enjoyed his career.