Liverpool’s 20 worst signings of the Premier League era
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have perhaps recruited better than any other Premier League team in recent years, they’ve really got it right with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and many more.
But it hasn’t always been like that at Anfield and today we’re going to be revisiting a number of occasions where they have got it woefully wrong in terms of an incoming transfer.
So here’s a look at Liverpool’s 20 worst signings of the Premier League era…
Pictured above celebrating with one of the club’s better acquisitions over the years Michael Owen, Sean Dundee was a true waste of money for Liverpool.
£2m may not seem like a lot of dough now at all but back in 1998 it was and all joint-managers at the time Roy Evans and Gerard Houllier would get for that lofty sum would be five appearances (all of them from the bench) and no goals from the centre-forward.
Despite that one cracking season in the Premier League for Blackpool, Charlie Adam was never good enough to represent a side like the Reds and he probably knew that as well.
That’s why the creative Scotland international lasted just the one campaign on Merseyside in what was a very strange time for Liverpool Football Club.
There are similarities between Adam and the next infamous member of this list, the man known as one of the attacking flops of all time at Anfield, Christian Benteke.
Then gaffer Brendan Rodgers splashed out an eye-watering £32.5m on the striker in the summer of 2015 and like both Adam and Dundee would last just the one term – ironically, Benteke left the north west with a record of ten goals in 42 matches, not too bad at all.