If I see one more person trot out the "He plays for the Seria A champions and in the CL" line I might just ram my head through a wall. There can be some absolute utter dross as part of a good side (see: Evans, Jonny). We've had it and so have many other clubs. I'm not claiming AA is dross, but just because he plays for a good side now doesn't make him a world beater. The agendas in this thread are spiraling out of control.
There isn't an agenda by most.
It's actually very, very simple why people feel we dropped a clanger by selling Aquilani - some people believe he is better than the players we currently have.
The reason we sold him is because our manager and director of football believed that wasn't the case, they have both said it in plain English and Aquilani's agent also said we didn't want him.
Aquilani never once said he didn't want to play for Liverpool, in fact before we bumbled him out the door on loan he said he felt he had a point to prove to us the fans. Even after we made it clear we thought we had better options he simply said he preferred a move to Italy but he never once disrespected the club or said he didn't want to play for LFC, in fact he referred to us as a great club and said there was no problem whatever happened in the case of his transfer.
People are trying to come up with all sorts of shite as reasoning for why we sold him and a lot of that shite includes snide remarks about his ability as a player and his professionalism, it's pathetic and most importantly wide of the mark.
I like Aquilani and believe he would improve our team, that's the only reason I am disappointed we got rid of him. It's not because I want to take a cheap shot at Kenny, he believed that the players he brought in would perform better and whilst I didn't agree with him I could understand his reasoning even if I thought it was wrong.
Too many perfectly reasoned posts are ridiculed and poked at with a stick simply because they aren't in agreement with decisions made by the club.