10 Footballers You Completely Forgot Played For Liverpool

Not every Reds player can be quite like Steven Gerrard.

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Liverpool have enjoyed quite the resurgence in recent years under Jurgen Klopp.

A sixth European Cup for the Reds was secured just a few months ago and they are already off to a fine start in this season's Premier League campaign, demolishing Norwich City on Friday 4-1.

Klopp has been efficient in the transfer market during his time with the club, and while big money has been spent on the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson Becker, it's safe to say those two players have been a roaring success at the club thus far.

Unfortunately for some players who grace the Anfield turf things don't quite work out for whatever reason, and there's a whole host of ex-Liverpool men who only the most hardened of football fan will remember.

Legends like Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher are synonymous with the club in the Premier League era in particular and are often lauded as two of the greatest in league history.

The same can't be said though for every player to don the famous red jersey of Liverpool, and it's safe to say the club has had its fair share of forgettable faces.

10. Alberto Aquilani

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Italian midfielder Aquilani was brought into Anfield as what the club hoped would be a ready made replacement for the departed Spanish international Xabi Alonso.

They couldn't have been any wider of the mark in their assumption and prediction though, as Aquliani simply never got to grips with the pace of the English game.

Signed for a mammoth fee at the time of around £20m, the pressure to replace Alonso seemingly weighed on the mind of the former Roma midfielder, and only 18 Premier League appearances followed in a two year spell on Merseyside.

Loan spells back in Italy with the likes of Milan and Juventus helped Aquilani rebuild his career to an extent, before a permanent switch to Fiorentina enabled him to really get his flailing career back on track.

It was a case of what might have been for Aquilani during his spell with Liverpool and fans who do remember him are often left wondering just what went wrong for the Italian.

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