Liverpool FC have announced that goalkeeper Daniele Padelli
has now returned to his club Sampdoria at the end of his loan deal.
He was signed in January before Liverpool's takeover had
been confirmed, when DIC were still looking like becoming the club's new owners.
Padelli was signed on loan with an option for the deal to be made permanent.
Padelli had joined from Samdoria after spending the first half
of the season playing in Italy's second division, with Crotone, but only
managed one first team game during his six-month stay.
After signing him, the Reds boss Rafa Benitez had said: "He's
a good young goalkeeper who has been selected for his national side. Padelli
will give us a good option for the future. The fact he is once again with the
under-21s for his national side tells you that we are signing a very good
player. Our scouting department are working really hard to bring good young
players to the club and I'm delighted we have been able to sign Padelli."
He played seven times for the reserves, but the option to
sign him permanently was not taken up.