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      Brian78
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #30: Jan 08, 2019 10:06:49 pm
      Watched some games with Marcus Babel playing recently. What a player he was a human dynamo wonder how fit he is?

      Babbel is a good shout
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #31: Jan 08, 2019 10:11:25 pm

      If you’re going Babbel then I guess by rights we should go Christian Ziege as well.......Euro 96 winner and WC runner up.
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      Reply #32: Jan 08, 2019 10:15:11 pm
      If you’re going Babbel then I guess by rights we should go Christian Ziege as well.......Euro 96 winner and WC runner up.

      Yeah but I trump that with Karl Heinz Riedle. was proper buzzing on a beach in Crete when I read we signed him.
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      Reply #33: Jan 08, 2019 10:19:48 pm
      Yeah but I trump that with Karl Heinz Riedle. was proper buzzing on a beach in Crete when I read we signed him.

      Great player.

      A little on the downside when we got him but boy he was a player in his day.
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      Reply #34: Jan 08, 2019 10:20:36 pm
      Bruno cheyrou, salif diao and el hadj diouf, what a summer
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      Reply #35: Jan 08, 2019 10:21:50 pm
      Bruno cheyrou, salif diao and el hadj diouf, what a summer

      I still think there was a player in Cheyrou ;)
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      Reply #36: Jan 08, 2019 10:26:26 pm
      The one that we signed and made me go ‘wow I can’t believe we got him’ was actually Fernando Morientes.

      He was arguably a bigger name when we signed him than Torres was.

      Good topic, not been too many real big names. Litmanen was the other good shout.
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      Reply #37: Jan 08, 2019 10:28:34 pm
      Question: What was the most desperate attempt the club has ever made at a "Marquee" signing?

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      Robbie Keane !   ;D

      ( I always questioned Rafa's sanity with  that one ..... he attempted .....and succeeded)
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      Reply #38: Jan 08, 2019 10:34:47 pm
      I suppose Bolo Zenden is another who came here with one helluva CV.
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      Reply #39: Jan 08, 2019 10:35:45 pm
      The last signing that got me really excited was (after watching a lot of dutch football) a certain mad uruguayan f**ker
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      Reply #40: Jan 08, 2019 10:38:56 pm
      The one that we signed and made me go ‘wow I can’t believe we got him’ was actually Fernando Morientes. Was so excited when we signed him and he turned out to be bang average for us :D

      Besides him, I’d say Torres, his name had been around for absolutely ages and was a real statement which was then backed up with immediate performances.

      Morientes probably pips all named so far
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      Reply #41: Jan 08, 2019 10:47:49 pm
      The last signing that got me really excited was (after watching a lot of dutch football) a certain mad uruguayan f**ker
      Yes mate... Sebastian Coates.
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      Reply #42: Jan 08, 2019 10:49:59 pm
      Robbie Keane !   ;D

      ( I always questioned Rafa's sanity with  that one ..... he attempted .....and succeeded)

      Especially with keane's statement about rafa wanting to play left wing
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      Reply #43: Jan 08, 2019 10:50:38 pm
      It has to be Fernando Torres. Given that he was already an established star at Atletico and one of the first names on an incredible Spain team sheet by time he signed for us. It seems between the years of 2004-2007 he had been linked with every major European club around. The Mancs thought they were getting him in 2006 yet come the summer of 2007 he signed for us. And yet it was a relatively cheap deal even back then (albeit made possible by us sending Luis Garcia the other way). More high profile names were going to follow...or so we thought. His signing was nothing but a false dawn if anything, covering up the cracks that were already starting to appear under the treacherous ownership of Hicks and Gillett.
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      Reply #44: Jan 08, 2019 11:00:56 pm
      I suppose Bolo Zenden is another who came here with one helluva CV.

      Good shout. A bit forgotten about but a solid player he was.
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #45: Jan 09, 2019 12:27:33 am
      Harry Kewell for 5m felt like the bargain of the century but turnout daylight robbery!
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      Reply #46: Jan 09, 2019 02:43:22 am
      Nicolas Anelka anybody? All be it on loan, should have been a permanent signing but for Houllier to massively f**k up and choose Diouf instead. We missed out big time there.

      Alisson a good shout, so is Morientes, loved it when we signed him but then he turned out to be sh*t...Morientes that is, obviously.
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      Reply #47: Jan 09, 2019 02:49:25 am
      Anelka was a tasty signing definitely for me!
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #48: Jan 09, 2019 02:49:49 am
      Of the current squad , Becker and VVD.

      As to years past I’d have to go with Kenny.

      Suarez was a wild card.  We knew we were getting a player but had no idea how good he could be.

      Much like a lot of our signings.  Take Salah for instance.  Bought him for a song and a year later he’s a Ballon D’or candidate.
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #49: Jan 09, 2019 07:03:27 am
      How about Bill Shankly,Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan,as the thread does not stipulate players only I thought I would add these illustrious names.Oh and add Peter Robinson to the above three as well.
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #50: Jan 09, 2019 09:37:08 am
      Kenny for me, although a whole host of others to chose from, Ray Clemence & Keegan a bargain at the time from Scunthorpe.
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      Reply #51: Jan 09, 2019 09:50:50 am
      Morientes from Real was a big big name even though it never really worked out he was a classy player
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      Reply #52: Jan 09, 2019 10:16:16 am
      Nicolas Anelka anybody? All be it on loan, should have been a permanent signing but for Houllier to massively f**k up and choose Diouf instead. We missed out big time there.

      Alisson a good shout, so is Morientes, loved it when we signed him but then he turned out to be sh*t...Morientes that is, obviously.

      Where it all started to go wrong for Houllier.
      Thought he had a great finish to the season and was gutted when the loan wasn't made permanent.
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      Re: Biggest name signed by LFC
      Reply #53: Jan 09, 2019 10:30:52 am
      Beardsley
      Barnes
      Clemo
      Kenny
      Torres
      Suarez
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      Reply #54: Jan 09, 2019 03:15:37 pm
      Yeah but I trump that with Karl Heinz Riedle. was proper buzzing on a beach in Crete when I read we signed him.

      Was so pleased we signed Riedle as well Brian.

      For me I think it's Torres.

      He was talked about as the next big superstar player and linked with quite a few clubs just before we bought him and from day one pretty much he was fantastic and for a spell easily the best centre forward in Europe.

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      Reply #55: Jan 09, 2019 03:29:12 pm
      David Speedy,, bet you had all forgotten about a man who was not s tall as his name. I still need to check to see if he did play for us.
      he did score 6 goals in 12 games before Souness got shut
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      Reply #56: Jan 09, 2019 04:15:31 pm
      We've signed a lot of world class players, but yeah very few who had already established themselves as world class before we signed them.

      I'd probably go Litmanen. (Morientes was a big name but probably not quite world class. Ditto Marcus Babbel, good though he was.)

      Suarez, Torres, Kenny D, Barnes and a few more were all probably already world class when we signed them, but maybe hadn't yet fully proved it.
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      Reply #57: Jan 09, 2019 04:38:39 pm
      Joe Louis!! While he was based nearby as an American serviceman during WWII.

      David Speedy,, bet you had all forgotten about a man who was not s tall as his name. I still need to check to see if he did play for us.
      he did score 6 goals in 12 games before Souness got shut

      An equaliser at Old Trafford and two goals in a derby win made up half those six goals.
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      Reply #58: Jan 09, 2019 05:27:42 pm
      The last name to cause a stir was Alisson Becker in my mind.

      Virgil Van Dijk too. Maybe not so much on reputation when he signed, but the difference this lad has made sent ripples down our defensive folklore.

      Great times.
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      Reply #59: Jan 09, 2019 06:22:35 pm
      Kenny for me, although a whole host of others to chose from, Ray Clemence & Keegan a bargain at the time from Scunthorpe.

      Clem and Keegan were not big names when we signed them, far from it

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