Liverpool have been linked with Burnley’s Danny Ings, but does history suggest such a move should be avoided…
Over the last nine and a half seasons Liverpool have signed 18 British players for their first-team. Recent reports, such as this from the Daily Mail, have suggested that Burnley’s Danny Ings could become the next player on that list.
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However, does history tell us that such a move would be best avoided from Brendan Rodgers and co? Below, we rank the British and Irish players signed by Liverpool over the last decade. Click through the pages and you should have your answer:
18) Paul Konchesky (Fulham)
A signing that summed up Roy Hodgson’s disastrous spell in charge, he was shipped out on loan and sold the next summer.
17) Joe Cole (Chelsea)
After being sent off on his debut, things never really improved for the former Chelsea man. He spent a year on loan at Lille, before eventually leaving for West Ham.
16) Robbie Keane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Never got going at Liverpool, struggling for goals throughout his brief spell at the club. Sold back to Tottenham the following January.