£116m Wasted: The Eight Players Liverpool Should Have Bought This Summer

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How Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers should have invested transfer funds this summer.

Though Liverpool had little option that to sell disgraced Uruguayan international Luis Suarez there is a growing fear that the sums spent by Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers have been wasted, indeed many pundits are drawing parallels between this summer’s transfer activity with the manner in which Andre Villas-Boas, not so shrewdly, spent funds accrued from the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

A spending spree that effectively cost the former Chelsea manager his White Hart Lane post.

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Some may rightly point out that Rodgers was too keen to invest in youthful talents whilst taking his eye off the ball in terms of the immediate need to push on from last season’s successes.

Others have stated that some of those brought in cost far too much whilst ‘problem areas’ were ignored.

Here are the players Rodgers may have been wise to consider, though we do point out that two of those brought in were both intelligent and cost effective acquisitions that it’s hard to argue against.

Adrien Rabiot PSG

Emre Can £9.75m – Adrien Rabiot £6m

Liverpool opted to bring in highly rated German Under 21 international Emre Can but for perhaps half the price Brendan Rodgers could have picked up arguably a more talented option in PSG’s Adrien Rabiot.

The teenager played 27 times for his Parc des Princes side last term but wants to leave and with just a year to run on his deal there is no doubt Rodgers could have signed the rangy French starlet for far less than the sum forked out on Can, Rabiot is a more rounded player and is sure to be a big star for the future.

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