25 Expensive Mistakes: The Biggest Transfer Flops In Premier League History

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25 Expensive Mistakes: The Biggest Transfer Flops In Premier League History
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Year: 2009

Transfer Fee: £17 million

Outcome: Two goals in 18 starts, lots of injuries and a loan spell back to Italy

After-life: Now on loan at Juventus, Liverpool fans may never see Aquilani don their shirt again...hopefully

 

Verdict:

Whatever possessed Liverpool to spend so much money on a creative midfielder who had a history of injuries and could not score goals was beyond most fans.

It was an especially bizarre decision given that Steven Gerrard and Yossi Benayoun already had that need of the team covered and it would have been much more advisable to divert the funds to acquiring a strike partner for Fernando Torres.

Injured before he even arrived, Il Principe will need to sparkle at Juventus if he still harbours hopes of displacing Gerrard in Liverpool's midfield. Bet against it...heavily.

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