Irishman’s record in the transfer market has been questionable since taking over at Anfield in the summer of 2012.
While Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers is rightly receiving plenty of plaudits at present for the way in which he has guided Liverpool back into a position where they are once again challenging for trophies, the Northern Irishman’s record when it comes to his dealings in the transfer market is not so impressive, as these five buys show …
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Bought from Serie A giants AS Roma in the summer of 2012 for a fee of £10.5m, the Italy international was actually Rodgers’s first-ever purchase after taking over from Kenny Dalglish in the Anfield hot seat.
The two men had worked together previously during their time at Swansea City and after an impressive campaign in front of goal in the Italian capital in which Borini netted ten times in his 26 matches in all competitions for the Romans, Rodgers brought the striker in to lead the line alongside Luis Suarez.
However, the Italian has proved to be a disastrous acquisition by Rodgers, with just two goals to his name so far in his Liverpool career, only one of which has come in the Premier League, form which resulted in the player being shipped out to struggling Sunderland on a season-long loan at the beginning of this campaign.