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Former Liverpool chief admits huge transfer blunder during Benitez reign

Liverpool have had a busy start to their summer preparations as Jurgen Klopp secured a deal for Egyptian winger Mo Salah.

The German boss has been quick to add to his ranks as others wait for the best deals to surface and it’s set to be a busy summer for the Reds as they look to continue to add to their squad.

But over the years, we’ve seen some very dodgy transfer business conducted down at Anfield with such players as Andy Carroll, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto not going down particularly well in the memories of the Reds fans lining the bar here in the pub.

There have been others too and former Liverpool Chief Executive Rick Parry has admitted that the double signing of Peter Crouch and Jermaine Pennant back in 2006 was made over bringing now-Brazilian superstar Dani Alves to Anfield.

“We had the deal — finally, after enormous complications — tied up for Dani Alves and then the decision was should we buy two players or should we spend all of that on a full-back?” he told BBC Radio Merseyside.

“Alves was not the player then that he is now, but he always looked like he would be a great player.

“Would he have been a better signing than [Jermaine] Pennant and [Peter] Crouch, for example? Probably yes, but it’s easy with hindsight,” he added.

Dani Alves eventually went on to become one of Brazil’s most successful right-backs in modern-history and this is certainly a transfer blunder some Reds fans might’ve wished they might not have read about!

Liverpool fans- how good would Dani Alves have been at Anfield? Leave your thoughts down below!

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