Liverpool played some neat attacking football prompted by the impressive Aquilani who showed alot of neat touches and was willing to take the ball off the defenders and set up attack after attack, a promising full debut by the Italian in front of the kop.
The Reds played some good football in this match, spraying the ball around very well and dominated the game for long periods.
Liverpool were just playing for pride in this game having been eliminated from the group in the last round of matches due to a late , late goal conceded against Lyon in France, so tonight's match was a chance to give Aquilani his eagerly awaited full debut in a red shirt and he did very well.
Yossi Benayoun got a touch on a Steven Gerrard free-kick on 43 mins to give Liverpool a half-time advantage, however, a goal by Martin Jorgensen on 63mins levelled the game.
Fernando Torres thankfully, came on in the second half and looked lively.
Youngster, Daniel Pacheco replaced the tiring Aquilani on 75 mins and almost scored a goal when his instant shot was saved by the Fiorentina keeper.
Liverpool poured forward in search of the winner but Fiorentina scored a goal they did not deserve in injury-time through a Gilardino goal on 92mins
A disappointing end to a good display by the Reds.
They deserved more from the game than an injury-time defeat.
We have Arsenal on Sunday and if we play like that again, with Jamie Carragher, Glen Johnson and Pepe Reina back in the team, then we have a good chance of winning and moving up the table.
By the way Mr Souness, it is not a meltdown at the club as you said on Sky tv tonight, remember the mid-table shambles you caused at the club when you tried to be a football manager?
Half-empty Anfield because you didn't have a clue how to manage Liverpool FC, great player Souey, bad manager and bad pundit.