Transfer nightmares: Liverpool haven’t always been so strong in recruitment

Transfer nightmares: Liverpool haven’t always been so strong in recruitment

Transfer recruitment at Liverpool has changed quite a bit recently, hasn’t it? Gone are the days of trying to strengthen for another title push by bringing in the likes of Rickie Lambert, Javier Manquillo Divock Origi and Alberto Moreno, just to name a few.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been formidable in their recruitment to bolster a title challenge this season, with the acquisitions of Alisson, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita all proving their worth or showing glimpses of what they are capable of in the future already.

As the transfer situation has altered significantly at Anfield now, with that being said though, let’s take a look are two of the worst Liverpool signings in the past five years…

Lazar Markovic

Markovic was brought to Merseyside for a reported £20m when he was just 20-years-old in 2014.

The Serbian failed to live up to his potential at Liverpool with numerous ineffective performances in his debut season. The multiple loans that followed could not help push him in the direction either.

Markovic is now back in the Premier League at Fulham, but the deal is only a short-term one.

Mario Balotelli

During that summer that Markovic joined Liverpool, alongside a handful of players who just did not fit the bill to challenge for a League title, a gamble was taken on someone who had been inconsistent in the League with Manchester City.

Mario Balotelli was signed for a reported £16m from AC Milan, but, like Markovic and so many others, failed to live up to expectations.

The Italian international netted just four times in 28 games in all competitions, with only one of those goals being scored in the League.

His time at Anfield was one to forget for both parties, but he has now found his feet at Marseille whereby, following a January move, he has five goals in seven games.

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