When Borini signed a contract to join Liverpool in the middle of July 2012, the Reds became the third English club he had been on the books of even at the early age of 21. He was, however, a footballer already well known by the manager who signed him for Liverpool because Brendan Rodgers had been Swansea’s manager when the Italian was loaned to the Welsh club by Chelsea for the closing weeks of the 2010/11 season. Liverpool’s new boss explained why he was so keen to complete this signing: “Fabio fits the model of what we're…
"Steve has shown a massive improvement over the last eighteen months or so. I can't think of a better right back in the Premiership at the moment. The way he's been playing all season has been outstanding but he's a relatively unsung hero. You only have to look at his performances on a weekly basis to see how good he is now. I always thought Finnan was good on the ball but he's dramatically improved defensively since he's been at Liverpool.
"That defensive improvement also brings the best out of him when he's on the ball because of the confidence factor. If you go back to the start of last season when Carragher was switched to centre half, it looked like right back could be a problem position. Not any more it doesn't. Finnan has got to take all the plaudits for that because sometimes, when people aren't sure about you, it can transmit to a player and they sink. The opposite has happened to Finnan. He's grown in confidence and is now playing better and better and better."
Metropolitano Stadium | Tuesday 19 Oct 2021
It’s safe to say that Liverpool are firmly back among the Premier League’s elite since winning their first Premier League title in the 2019/20 campaign. However, since the turn of the millennium the Reds haven’t had things all their own way. On the contrary, Liverpool have oft been a shadow of their former selves both on the field and in the transfer market. In this article, we’ll assess some of the worst transfer mistakes Liverpool’s recruitment department has made in the last two decades – including one in the last 12 months!
Bill Shankly turned his attention instead to a young Welshman with a growing reputation at his hometown club Cardiff City.
Liverpool is a football club with great history and some of the top players. This team was the top contender to win the Premier League, but some of the players were injured which has brought some setbacks for the team. They have lost their three of their top center-backs which dropped their performance, but they have still managed to display tremendous grit and perseverance by going undefeated in their last ten matches and have made their way to the top four of the Champions League.