Carragher names and shames Liverpool’s three worst signings

Jamie Carragher: Not a fan of El-Hadji Diouf

Jamie Carragher: Not a fan of El-Hadji Diouf

Jamie Carragher has revealed the three players who he believes were the worst signings Liverpool made during his 18-year playing career at Anfield.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Carragher tipped El-Hadji Diouf (signed from Lens for £10million), Alberto Aquilani (signed from Roma for £20million), and Mario Balotelli (signed from AC Milan for £16million) as the worst three since he broke into the first team in 1996.

“There’s been a few. El-Hadji Diouf has got to be up there,” Carragher replied when asked for his thoughts on poor signings.

“Alberto Aquilani would have to be up there as well. We spent a lot of money on him. He was signed injured, he left injured and I can’t remember him not being injured.

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“I can’t believe we signed Mario Balotelli! The thing with Balotelli is everyone always says it’s the off-the-field antics, but I wouldn’t care if he was doing it on the pitch. People tell me he’s got talent but I can’t remember him having a good game.

“I’m praying with all the money in the Chinese Super League that someone is going to buy him after his loan. I don’t think anyone in the Premier League will take him.

Carragher added: “He has to be No 1 with Aquilani and Diouf.”