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It is hard to believe that we are on the verge on waving goodbye to another decade.

As all Liverpool fans know, it has been nothing short of a rollercoaster, and in truth has contained all the ingredients required for a Hollywood blockbuster.

Disenchantment, hope, heartbreak, despair, acceptance, hope(again), heartbreak(again), expectation, elation, disappointment and finally true happiness.

At this present moment, football observers the world over have come to the realisation that Liverpool are a extremely good side with just one box left to tick, that being the league title.

There have been hits and misses in the transfer market during that time and ESPN have rated the top five best and worst signings to arrive at the club.

The top five are pretty much indisputable, but the order that they are placed might cause some good natured debate.

5. Roberto Firmino (2015-)
4.Virgil Van Dijk (2018-)
3. Luis Suarez (2011-14) 
2. Mo Salah (2017-)
1. Sadio Mane (2016-)

 

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On the other side of the coin are the flops.

5. Loris Karius (2016-)
4.Sebastian Coates (2011-15)
3.Christian Benteke (2015-16)
2.Alberto Aquilani (2009-12)
1  Andy Carroll (2011-13)

 

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It’s a list that no player wants to be on and there would be a fair few players happy to have missed out such as Paul Konchesky, Joe Cole, Christian Poulsen, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert to mention a few.

Gladly, the amount of failures have substantially reduced in the last few years, while the quality brought into the club has certainly increased.

 

Here's to a highly successful decade ahead.





 


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I would definitely put Joe Cole ahead of Coates. Sure, there was a lot of hype around Coates but he didn't cost as much in terms of payment (wages, signing in fee included)....

 

And where the hell is Markovic?????

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32 minutes ago, Bad Red Bull said:

I would definitely put Joe Cole ahead of Coates. Sure, there was a lot of hype around Coates but he didn't cost as much in terms of payment (wages, signing in fee included)....

 

And where the hell is Markovic?????

Yeah, Markovic and Balotelli should both be ahead of Coates.

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I would also say that while Benteke wasn't good for us, we got a fair chunk of our money back and quite quickly, i.e. he wasn't carrying drinks for the under 23s for several seasons like a number of our transfer mishaps. He also seemed like a decent fella to me. Joe Cole was far, far worse.

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I'd have Lallana in that worst list ahead of Benteke. £25m or something he cost, a lot more than the likes of Poulson or Jovanovic.

 

Shankly didn't like sicknotes & neither do I.

 

Benteke had a decent scoring ratio & only stayed for two years. Keita is liable to be a contender for that list too if he doesn't watch.

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You need a top ten for the worst

 

1. Balotelli

2. Markovic

3. Karius

4. Caroll

5. Cole

6. Downing

7. Poulson

8. Jovanovic

9. Aquillani

10. Benteke

 

Still could make valid arguments for players like Borini and Sakho to be included.

 

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Coutinho is defo top five. Signed for £8m, was great for us and was sold for £140m, which basically paid for Virg, Alisson and Fabinho.

 

In fact, Coutinho might be our greatest bit of transfer business of all time, all things considered.

 

Apart from Andy Robbo in a straight swap for Kev Stewart, obviously.

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Benteke was much worse than Carroll.    Kenny at least had a plan and was building a team that would have worked if the Geordie wasn't completely useless. 

 

Benteke was shot from injuries,  zero chance of ever getting the service his type needed or being the forward our creative players needed.   Thankfully the scouts got Firmino and Klopp wasn't too far from replacing the egotistical cunt. 

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Virgil top of the list for me. As great as the attacking signings were, he brought us to another level completely. It’s like lining out with an extra player. 

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1 hour ago, dave u said:

Coutinho is defo top five. Signed for £8m, was great for us and was sold for £140m, which basically paid for Virg, Alisson and Fabinho.

 

In fact, Coutinho might be our greatest bit of transfer business of all time, all things considered.

 

Apart from Andy Robbo in a straight swap for Kev Stewart, obviously.

He even became a bit shit after the transfer just to make us feel even better about ourselves

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1 hour ago, El Rojo said:

Virgil top of the list for me. As great as the attacking signings were, he brought us to another level completely. It’s like lining out with an extra player. 

VVD and Suarez are a long way ahead of the rest.

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7 hours ago, TLW said:

It is hard to believe that we are on the verge on waving goodbye to another decade.

As all Liverpool fans know, it has been nothing short of a rollercoaster, and in truth has contained all the ingredients required for a Hollywood blockbuster.

Disenchantment, hope, heartbreak, despair, acceptance, hope(again), heartbreak(again), expectation, elation, disappointment and finally true happiness.

At this present moment, football observers the world over have come to the realisation that Liverpool are a extremely good side with just one box left to tick, that being the league title.

There have been hits and misses in the transfer market during that time and ESPN have rated the top five best and worst signings to arrive at the club.

The top five are pretty much indisputable, but the order that they are placed might cause some good natured debate.

5. Roberto Firmino (2015-)
4.Virgil Van Dijk (2018-)
3. Luis Suarez (2011-14) 
2. Mo Salah (2017-)
1. Sadio Mane (2016-)

 

mane2_600.jpg

On the other side of the coin are the flops.

5. Loris Karius (2016-)
4.Sebastian Coates (2011-15)
3.Christian Benteke (2015-16)
2.Alberto Aquilani (2009-12)
1  Andy Carroll (2011-13)

 

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It’s a list that no player wants to be on and there would be a fair few players happy to have missed out such as Paul Konchesky, Joe Cole, Christian Poulsen, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert to mention a few.

Gladly, the amount of failures have substantially reduced in the last few years, while the quality brought into the club has certainly increased.

 

Here's to a highly successful decade ahead.





 

 

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Where is Robertson ? £8m is deal of the decade

BGJ and Matip for free ?

 

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I'd have Markovic and Downing higher than Carroll and Benteke. At least West Ham took on his wages and with loan fees and transfers gave us 17ml back. 

 

Markovic was a unflushable turd and Downing terrible and still took a massive hit. 

 

At least we got most if not all the Benteke money back. 

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