Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish returned to Anfied in January of 2011 to save the Reds’ floundering season.
During that transfer window, he brought in world-class talent in the form of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez. For the rest of the season, Dalglish made the best of his players and his situation, taking the team from 12th place to 6th.
Unfortunately, for Reds fans the world over, King Kenny did little to strengthen the squad over the summer. Despite his abject midfield, he barely managed to add new talent to it.
While teams like Wolves, Wigan and Swansea City boast top midfield talent like Jamie O’Hara, Ben Watson and Nathan Dyer, Liverpool has a mere eight world-class midfielders.
Of those eight, only Joe Cole is capable of playing amongst the best of the best. The rest of the rabble resembles a hoard of staggering drunks kicking about stones at your uncle’s funeral, the ones you know you’re related to but you’re not sure how, though you are sure that at least two of them spent time in prison.
Here is Liverpool’s rouges gallery of talentless midfielders, King Kenny’s high court of eight foolish jesters, the worst of old Liverpool and new Liverpool.