Liverpool News, Features and Match Reports

10 Transfers Where Liverpool Dodged A Bullet

23rd October 2014, 09:29:14

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Nightmares avoided (for a change).

As a self-confessed Buying Club, Liverpool have always kept themselves occupied with regards to the pursuit of new additions to the squad. Under the likes of Rafa Benitez and Kenny Dalglish, they continuously delved into the transfer market as they sought to bolster their squad. Too often Liverpool supporters have been left smarting as a result of a failed transfer, ruing the ‘ones that got away’, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Eric Cantona, who have gone on to achieve success elsewhere.

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Liverpool's Greatest Premier League XI

22nd October 2014, 10:31:20

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Had they all played at the same time, Anfield would have enjoyed multiple Premier League titles by now.

Since the Premier League began in 1992, Liverpool have suffered numerous highs and lows. Graeme Souness and Roy Hodgson both did their level best to drag the club into obscurity during their respective reigns as manager, while Gerard Houlller, Rafa Benitez and, currently, Brendan Rodgers, have all come close to bringing the glory days back to Anfield.

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Liverpool Fans' 8 Most Disliked Players Of The Modern Era

21st October 2014, 14:05:58

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These former Reds shouldn't expect a good reaction when they return to Anfield.

When it comes to their own team, football fans can be very fickle characters. Invariably their players are never in the wrong if something controversial occurs on or off the pitch- we as Reds fanatics would never have defended Luis Suarez were he a Manchester United player- and most are idolised by the adoring public. It often takes an awful lot for a fan to genuinely dislike one of their own stars.

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10 Players Who Stole A Living From Liverpool

20th October 2014, 16:22:36

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Anfield can have deep pockets for underachievers.

Since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, Liverpool Football Club have signed many, many players. It is impossible for every one of these purchases to be an overwhelming success, however, and while some have ended up becoming Anfield legends, there have been many more who have proved to be vastly over-valued, injury-prone or lacking the hunger and drive to succeed at a club of such power and history.

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10 Liverpool Players Who Fell Out With The Manager

17th October 2014, 16:20:23

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Beneath the surface of the 'family' club lies friction, arguments and bust-ups.

It’s normal for bust-ups to occur at a football club – players can become disillusioned and disgruntled waiting on the sidelines for an opportunity, and tempers can flare due to a risky challenge in training. Fall-outs and bust-ups are certainly not a novelty in this sport, but at Liverpool, there have been quite a few bust-ups over the years which have led to a subsequent departure.

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10 Hardest Men That Ever Played For Liverpool

15th October 2014, 20:49:30

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Spice Boys not included.

When the Spice Boys descended upon Anfield, they were either redefining the standard view of modern masculinity, or ruining a long Kop tradition, depending on who you asked. The metrosexual escapades of Jamie Redknapp, David James, Robbie Fowler and co – which saw them spending more time looking stylish, driving expensive cars and going clubbing than focussing on actually playing football, according to tabloids of the time – seemed slightly at odds with the history of footie-obsessed hard men that had played for Liverpool over the years.

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10 Strangest Ever Liverpool Signings

15th October 2014, 10:26:09

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£35 million for Andy Carroll? Come again?

When it comes to football, one thing that stirs more debate than most is transfers. Fans are obsessed with finding out which players are being linked with their respective clubs on a daily basis, as well as checking who appears to be nearing the exit door. As the years have gone by the transfer window has become something of a phenomenon, so much so that we are all now sick of the sight of Sky Sports News presenter Jim White.

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10 Players Nobody Expected Liverpool To Sign

7th October 2014, 10:47:20

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An example of when managers think outside the box...

Liverpool have never been dullards in the transfer market. Under Rafa Benitez, they strived to sign as many players as they could, mostly from the continent, hoping for the best most of the time. Kenny Dalglish placed a lot of faith in young English talent, to his detriment in most cases admittedly. Brendan Rodgers has offered up a mixed bag of results in terms of transfer dealings, from luring Italian mavericks one moment to signing 32 year old Southampton forwards the next.

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10 Memorable Liverpool Goals Scored By Ordinary Players

12th September 2014, 10:48:43

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Not much to write home about, except these collectors' items.

There have been so many incoming transfers passing through Melwood in the last 15 years that Liverpool supporters must have been straining their brains trying to keep up with the latest personnel. With a revolving door system of managers in the last few years, there has been not an iota of stability within the club, and ultimately, there have been numerous transfers as a result. Of course, Rafael Benitez had much to answer for as well, what with his penchant for dipping his beak into the transfer market every twenty minutes.

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10 Underwhelming Liverpool Signings Who Became Cult Heroes

5th September 2014, 16:14:00

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They were never supposed to succeed. They departed as heroes.

Liverpool are used to the best. Perceiving themselves to be one of the biggest clubs in the world, and rightly so, Liverpool supporters feel that they are entitled to be served up a platter of the continent’s finest talent in every transfer window. There must be no room for overpaid has-beens, simply utilising the fortress that is Anfield as a medium for a quick buck. There should be no pandering to unknown quantities who simply don’t look as though they will cut their teeth in the top-flight of English football. The home of the five-time European Cup champions is the arena served only for the elite, which is why most supporters found themselves curiously scratching their head about some of their more recent signings.

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