Liverpool have made some very questionable signings over the years.
The arrival of Andy Carroll in 2011 was one of the most high-profile deals that didn’t work out – he cost the club £36m, which was not only a club-record but also the highest fee paid for an English player. He only managed to scored 11 times in 58 appearances for the Reds, but others such as Alberto Aquilani and Paul Konchesky also failed to make the grade at Anfield – those two managed just 46 appearances between them.
However, in response to a question from Twitter page Empire of the Kop, it seems that one man takes the trophy for being the worst Liverpool signing ever according to the fans – El Hadji-Diouf.
El Hadji Diouf. End of debate
— Dan (@scousepharaoh) February 14, 2020
— (@RamanaWiruDipa) February 13, 2020
Diouf hands down
— Kev (@scousekev84) February 13, 2020
El Hadji Diouf
— Mr Daniels LFC #19x (@Engrtupaye5) February 13, 2020
Some fans were far more scathing in their judgements of the former Bolton Wanderers man.
Diouf. Sickens me to think he wore our shirt and has spent ever since slagging off our club and our greatest ever captain.
— Justin Daish (@justindaish) February 13, 2020
Out on his own in this category.
A stain on Liverpool
— Dan Silcock (@dan_silcock) February 14, 2020
Diof was a ditch rat, disgraced the shirt, no debating that.
— Eamon o Neill (@eamovfr) February 13, 2020
El Hadji Diouf. The antithesis of everything Liverpool stands for.
— Adam Buttimer 6️⃣ (@adambuttimer) February 13, 2020
Indeed, Diouf was far from a savoury character. Infamous incidents included spitting at Celtic fans in the UEFA Cup and laughing at Jamie Mackie when he had his leg broken on the pitch against QPR, and there are plenty of others too.
Fortunately for Liverpool, he is now just a distant memory.
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