TOP TEN Most Expensive Liverpool flops

6. Ryan Babel – Bought for £11.5m from Ajax, the young forward was seen as one of the most exciting players in European football. After the best part of three years on Merseyside though he has failed to fulfil his potential and Roy Hodgson has given him until January to prove his worth to the team. Played against West Ham for Liverpool reserves this week.——-
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7. Nicky Barmby – Controversially moved across Stanley Park from Everton for £6million, the England international never really found the form he had at Everton and after two seasons he was sold to Leeds United for £2.75million. At the grand old age of 36, Barmby is still playing for Hull City in the Championship.——-
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8. Andrea Dossena – Bought for £7million from Udinese, Dossena replaced outgoing left back John Arne Riise for the start of the 2008/09 season. It was apparent from very early on that he was more comfortable in the final third than defending at left back. A highlight of his time at Liverpool was when he scored the fourth goal in a 4-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Sold to Napoli in last January’s transfer window.——-
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9. Djibril Cisse – Bought for a sizeable sum by outgoing manager Gerard Houllier, Cisse never really fulfilled his promise despite flashes of brilliance and speed. New manager Rafa Benitez deployed him in a wide right role on a number of occasions and he broke his leg against Blackburn Rovers early in his time at the club, which didn’t help matters, but it would be hard to argue that he was worth the £14million the club paid for him. He now plays for Panathanaikos. ——-
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10. Albert Riera – Cost the club around £8million from Espanyol, the Spanish left winger had a decent first season as the club finished second in the table. He offered the team width on the left hand side and also contributed some goals. His second season was less than impressive though as he was left out of team and he criticised manager Rafa Benitez’s management. Was sold to Olympiakos by Roy Hodgson this summer. ——-
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