Oh yeah, I know that. I just meant, he was in and out of the squad/reserves, couldn't figure out if he was a left back or left wing, but they always knew if nothing else, he had pace in abundance but lacked mental strenght, but when he was more or less forced into full time action, he's never looked back..
As far as paying for these types of players, I don't know why we never had a look, or were hinted to have, at players like Adam Johnson and Stewart Downing. They were very affordable, 1/3 the price paid for Aquilani ..
Maybe David Amoo or Tom Ince could be our lightning.. just trying to brainstorm for the sake of the team and some much needed width.. I think Cole could really develop something good with Torres in the middle, along with Gerrard storming forward