A day after Brendan Rodgers’ departure from Liverpool Football Club, let us take a look back on all his signings.
Brendan Rodgers brought in 31 players, during his Liverpool reign of just over three years. Among those four were on loan.
We will be rating his signings by hit, okay or miss depending upon their impact at Anfield.
Overall, Rodgers spent £291.5m which, with the Danny Ings tribunal to be set, will probably end up at £300m.
He sold players to the value of £200m, meaning a net spend of £100m – an average of £14.2m for every transfer window.
We will be rating each of the players the Northern Irishman bought and will rate them according to the order in which they were signed.
Summer of 2012-
1> Fabio Borini- (£10.4m from Roma)- miss
2> Joe Allen- (£15m from Swansea)- miss
3> Oussama Assaidi (£3m from Heerenveen)- miss
4> Nuri Sahin (loan from Real Madrid)- miss
5> Samed Yesil (£1m from Bayer Leverkusen)- miss
1> Daniel Sturridge- (£12m from Chelsea)- hit
2> Philippe Coutinho (£8.5m from Inter Milan)- hit
Summer of 2013-
1> Luis Alberto (£6.8m from Sevilla)- miss
2> Iago Aspas (£7m from Celta Vigo)- miss
3> Simon Mignolet (£9m from Sunderland)- okay
4> Kolo Toure (free)- okay
5> Aly Cissokho (loan from Valencia)- miss
6> Mamadou Sakho (£15m from Paris Saint-Germain)- okay
7> Tiago Ilori (£7m from Sporting Lisbon)- miss
8> Victor Moses (loan from Chelsea)- miss
Summer of 2014-
1> Rickie Lambert (£4.5m from Southampton)- miss
2> Adam Lallana (£25m from Southampton)- okay
3> Emre Can (£9.75m from Bayer Leverkusen)- okay
4> Lazar Markovic (£19.8m from Benfica)- miss
5> Dejan Lovren (£20m from Southampton)- miss
6> Divock Origi (£9.8m from Lille)- Cannot be judged yet
7> Javier Manquillo (loan from Atletico Madrid)- miss
8> Alberto Moreno (£12m from Sevilla)- okay
9> Mario Balotelli (£16m from AC Milan)- miss
Summer of 2015-
1> Joe Gomez (£6m from Charlton Athletic)- hit
2> Adam Bogdan (free)- Cannot be judged yet
3> Danny Ings (tribunal from Burnley)- hit
4> James Milner (free)- okay
5> Nathaniel Clyne (£12.5m from Southampton)- okay
6> Roberto Firmino (£29m from Hoffenheim)- Cannot be judged yet
7> Christian Benteke (£32.5m from Aston Villa)- Cannot be judged yet
So, with so much spent and so many misses in the list, Rodgers is lucky he survived for more than three years. Fenway Sports Group were kind to let him be in charge at the club after wasting so much money they invested.
Although, not all misses are bad players. Many of the misses were not even given enough chance to make an impression.