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Former Roma, Liverpool and Italy midfielder Aquilani retires

Alberto Aquilani, who played for Italy as well as clubs including Roma, Liverpool, Juventus and Fiorentina, has retired.

The 34-year-old midfielder is hanging up his boots after leaving Las Palmas at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Aquilani, who flopped in an ill-fated Premier League spell at Anfield, played 38 times for Italy and will not seek another club after a year out of the game.

"After a period of reflection, I think the time has come to hang the shoes on that nail that we all hate," he wrote on Instagram.