10 Players Relieved They Didn't Sign For Liverpool
24 years without a league title...?
Despite their recent failings in front of the trophy cabinet, particular in terms of league title success, Liverpool are still one of the most prestigious and revered clubs on the continent. With five European Cups and countless domestic trophies in their locker - pre-Ferguson dynasty of course - the club will always have a certain lure and attraction. A European night at Anfield is renowned as a spine-tingling affair, where the Kop end will almost certainly be in full voice come the full whistle no matter the score. It's for these reasons that a number of players have been left smarting at failed moves, ruing their employers at scuppering their chance at a 'dream move' to a big club - step forward sulkers Mohamed Diame, Clint Dempsey and Jean-Alain Boumsong. However, on the flip side, there have been those who have been relieved that they never finalised their proposed moves to Anfield. Would it be unfair to label Liverpool a 'sleeping giant'? Considering their last league title was in 1990, it may be perfectly apt considering the magnitude of the club. Top-class players, who initially seemed enthusiastic about their moves to Merseyside, ended up at more successful clubs where they challenged for major honours, while the Reds struggled to stay afloat in contention for Champions League qualification. Take a look at the ten players who were probably relieved that they never ended up signing for Liverpool.