Are you able to guess who the previous Premier League participant is?

Liverpool flop turned teaching prodigy seems unrecognisable after slicing off his lengthy locks… however are you able to guess who the previous Premier League participant is?

  • Ex-Liverpool midfielder seems unrecognisable after slicing off his lengthy locks
  • The 38-year-old Italian midfielder made his identify taking part in for Serie A outfit Roma
  • He additionally had spells at Juventus, AC Milan, Sporting Lisbon and plenty of different golf equipment

Followers have been left surprised by the looks of one of many membership’s former gamers because the Liverpool flop seems fully unrecognisable after ditching his long-flowing locks for a new-look.

The 38-year-old Italian made his identify at Roma, earlier than shifting to Premier League giants Liverpool for £20million again in 2009.

Supporters, nonetheless, have been left struggling to recognise the previous midfielder with a brief haircut and a beard.

Former Premier League participant seems unrecognisable from his taking part in days at Liverpool 

The Italian is the Fiorentina Under 19s manager, where he has won five trophies in three years

The Italian is the Fiorentina Below 19s supervisor, the place he has gained 5 trophies in three years

The photograph is of former Italian worldwide Alberto Aquilani, and followers have struggled to recognise him.

He made simply 28 appearances throughout the two seasons he spent with the Reds’ first workforce and after Roy Hodgson shunned him he sought out mortgage spells at Juventus and AC Milan earlier than making a everlasting transfer to Fiorentina.

Aquilani sometimes impressed in his first season at Anfield and even scored within the Reds’ Europa League semi-final towards Atletico Madrid.

The former Roma and Liverpool has cut all of his long hair off and has a well-shaped beard

The previous Roma and Liverpool has reduce all of his lengthy hair off and has a well-shaped beard  

However then-boss Rafa Benitez left the membership on the finish of Aquilani’s first season on Merseyside and his successor Hodgson made it clear the Italian had fallen down the pecking order. 

The previous midfielder then spent three seasons with Serie A facet Fiorentina earlier than stints with Sporting Lisbon, Pescara, Sassuolo and Las Palmas earlier than retiring in 2019.

It was then a swap to administration, as he took over as supervisor of Fiorentina’s Below 19s facet, the place he has gone on to win 5 trophies in simply three years.  

He took cost in July 2020 and took only one month to assert his first piece of silverware within the type of the Coppa Italia Primeavera.

Two extra adopted in addition to a Supercoppa Primavera and he has now captured a fifth. 

Aquilani (pictured) struggled during his time in the Premier League with Liverpool

Aquilani (pictured) struggled throughout his time within the Premier League with Liverpool

The Italian maestro joined Rafa Benitez's Liverpool side for £20million back in 2009

The Italian maestro joined Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool facet for £20million again in 2009

The 38-capped Italian worldwide admitted himself that he was a flop throughout his time at Anfield.

‘I used to be on a giant contract at Liverpool,’ he advised the Liverpool Echo. ‘Possibly I might have stayed and never performed subsequent yr. No downside. However I would by no means do this there. I attempted to discover a resolution that was good for me and for the membership. At all times.

‘Some gamers have a giant contract they usually keep and simply run across the coaching pitch however for me that was no good. (Then director of soccer Damien) Comolli and the individuals who have been working there can inform you that.

‘Milan then got here in and do not pay an excessive amount of. No downside, I am going as a result of I need to play. It is irritating as a result of now they keep in mind me as a foul participant.

‘They spent some huge cash however I did not do an excessive amount of. It is irritating but it surely’s the truth and I can do nothing about it.’


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