Brendan Rodgers, alongside the much maligned transfer committee he was a part of, signed 31 players during his stint in charge of Liverpool at a cost of £291m.
He recouped £200m through player sales as well, but that’s irrelevant in terms of the direct on-field contributions of the players signed under his stewardship.
We’ve listed the players chronologically, in terms of when Rodgers brought them to the club, and rated them HIT, MISS, or TOO SOON TO JUDGE based on their contributions in comparison to their transfer fee.
Fabio Borini – £10.4m – MISS
Two Premier League goals in three seasons. We did brilliantly to get some money back for him.
Joe Allen – £15m – MISS
Not good enough for the money spent on him. Will be interesting to see if he’ll have a role under a new manager.
Oussama Assaidi – £3m – MISS
Not Liverpool quality.
Nuri Sahin – Loan – MISS
Very good player, poorly used under Rodgers – who tried to play him at no.10 when he’s always been a no.6.
Samed Yesil – £1m – MISS
Never going to make it at Liverpool.
Daniel Sturridge – £12m – HIT
A brilliant, swashbuckling striker, who bar injuries, would be recognised as world-class.
Coutinho – £8.5m – HIT
Our best player, who has the potential to be anything he wants. In terms of skill and talent he has absolutely everything, and when he fulfils it more consistently, Barcelona and Real Madrid will come knocking.