Kenny Dalglish has explained the club's decision to allow Alberto Aquilani to join AC Milan on loan - and praised the Italian's attitude over recent months.
Liverpool have reached an agreement which, subject to a medical, will take Aquilani back to Serie A this season. The deal includes an option to make the move permanent.
Dalglish told Liverpoolfc.tv: "It's a great move for Alberto. He's got his wife and kid over there. It was difficult for him here.
"When he came back his pre-season training was excellent. We gave him a few games, he did well in those games. But the problem for us was trying to get him in the team. We couldn't get him in the team.
"Obviously everybody wants to play and Alberto is moving over to a fantastic football club. He goes there with the best wishes of everyone and we hope it works out for him, because he was never a problem in any way, shape or form."
Aquilani has represented Liverpool 28 times since his transfer in 2009. He spent last season on loan at Juventus.