Liverpool signed Plessis from Lyon on transfer deadline day in August 2007 after he impressed with the French u-19 side during Euro 2007 in Austria. Holding midfielder Plessis left Lyon claiming that he didn't get any chances to prove himself at the French club for the last two seasons and in order to progress he felt it was best to leave. On securing his signature, Rafa Benítez said: "He is a good player, big and strong, and we're sure he'll do well for us. He's only a young boy with plenty of time to work on his game but it depends on…
"He was just a very genuine nice man. He was a very humble, down to earth person. He had a lovely way about him and was very gentlemanly. Underneath that soft exterior, there was also a hardened professionalism. Joe had authority and when strong words were needed, Joe could produce them."
Anfield | Sunday 12 May 2019
When Liverpool have sold key players in recent years, it has had a tendency to backfire on them but not so in this particular case.
Liverpool’s rich history is synonymous with the Champions League.
Liverpool is now focused on the Champions League and Premier League. But the club will be scouting for potential stars to sign across Europe now that the summer transfer window is just a few months away.