Liverpool’s Worst Signings – Liverpool are one of the most successful clubs in world football yet the five-time champions of Europe have not won the English title since 1990.
There are several reasons for their infamous league drought but there is no doubt that the Reds’ often disastrous dealings in the transfer market have played a massive part.
Indeed, whereas once Liverpool were renowned for shrewdly strengthening title-winning sides, now the Merseysiders are synonymous with flops and failures.
Below, Goal goes through the 15 worst signings that the Reds have ever made…
PEGGUY ARPHEXAD | From Leicester | Free | 2000
The life of a reserve goalkeeper isn’t easy. It’s difficult to make an impact. However, even taking that into account, Pegguy Arphexad’s time at Anfield was dreadfully underwhelming. Signed on a free transfer in 2000, on the back of one impressive outing against the Reds for Leicester, Arphexad managed just two Premier League appearances in three years on Merseyside.
His contribution was best summed up by Jamie Carragher’s wonderfully sarcastic response to the news that his fellow pundit Gary Neville was quitting his job to take charge at Valencia.
“Gutted!” the former Reds centre-half tweeted. “This reminds me of when Pegguy Arphexad left for Coventry.”