Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists if AC Milan do not want on-loan midfielder Alberto Aquilani then he is happy for the Italian to return to Anfield.

Speculation about the 27-year-old's future has become a talking point in recent weeks as his hopes of a permanent move to the San Siro have receded. The loan agreement with the Italian club stated if Aquilani made 25 appearances then it would trigger his automatic purchase for £6million and he is currently three short of that total with only five matches remaining.

But Aquilani has been substitute for the last four matches, not even getting off the bench in Wednesday's win over Genoa, and Dalglish said: "If they don't activate the clause he will be back here. At the end of the day if they don't want him then he'll come back here as he's our player."

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