Liverpool FC: The 5 Worst Transfers of the Roy Evans Era

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Liverpool FC: The 5 Worst Transfers of the Roy Evans Era
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Following on from my article on the five worst transfers of the Greame Souness Era, here we have my suggestions for the five worst transfers made by Liverpool under the management of Roy Evans.

In the Pantheon of Liverpool Legends, Roy Evans place was always going to be secure regardless of whether or not he was hugely successful in his time as Liverpool manager due to the fantastic service he had given the club over the previous 30 years prior to being appointed manager.

Having joined the club as a member of the "ground staff," the name at the time for young players at the club on apprenticeships, in the early 1960's he eventually graduated to the first team squad although he was unable to ever hold down a regular position he impressed the management team with his hard work, determination and tactical awareness. He joined the coaching team in the early 70's and would work under five different managers, Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness before being appointed manager of the club following Souness's departure in early 1994.

Evans enjoyed mixed success at Liverpool, his teams played wonderful free-flowing attacking football, the likes of which have not been seen at Anfield since. Unfortunately he never seemed to be able to find that missing piece that would turn the team from perennial challengers into champions. He made some excellent signings, but also overspent on players who simply weren't capable of playing for Britain's biggest club. I've always felt that Evans was harshly treated at the end of his reign as manager though. His successor was in no way more qualified or better positioned than he was to bring a title to Liverpool, and the "co-manager" farce that was forced upon him was a shameful act by the Liverpool board, especially since Houllier was initially brought to the club to be his assistant before somehow talking his way into the managers job!

Anyway, here's five of the worst from the Evans era!

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