AKA.....................................'Kewell the Jewel', 'The Wizard of Oz'
'Permenantly injured until European Cup finals come around': The story of Harry Kewell's career at Liverpool is comical for its transparent contempt at the great club and its supporters.
When he signed on for the club for £5m in 2004 it was hailed as the best deal of the summer by Liverpool fans and when he left for Galatasary in 2008 it was hailed as the best deal of the summer by Liverpool fans. (What is it with Liverpool and hiring 'bad boys' anyway?: Bellamy, Diouf, Pennant, Cisse...)
The story of the 2004 transfer itself did not endear him to Leeds fans. £2m of the £5m fee went to his unregistered agent Bernie Mandic leaving near bankrupt club Leeds (still suffering today) only £3m to help towards clearing their debt. As any observer at the time was well aware, he was clearly worth more than even £5m at the time.
Although Kewell was to fail to live up to even the £5m tag at Liverpool, amazingly he was offered a new contract at his 'boyhood club' shortly before he left for, let's face it, financial reasons to Galatasaray.
Once again, he earned disdain from Leeds supporters for this move as memories of two Leeds fans deaths at the hands of Galatasaray supporters were still fresh.
By all accounts Kewell has played well for Gala when fit and is adored by supporters. Let's hope this love tale doesn't end acrimoniously like his previous two love-ins.
As a footballer, Gala supporters are probably the one group you would not want to 'p*ss off' in layman's terms.
-Married to annoying soap star.
-Fit only for big games.
-In 2004 he gave a BBC interview were he condemned Leeds medical staff and players for not treating him properly.
-A few weeks later he left Leeds for Liverpool in one of the most controversial transfers in Premiership history.
-Sued Gary Lineker for defemation of character. I could be next.
-Summer 2008: Turns down AS Roma.