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Worst Liverpool player you ever saw play ?

Kopstar

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Really dont see how Dudek has been mentioned several times when we've had the likes of Bogdan here. Dudek was a much better keeper than Karius. too.
Nobody's mentioned Dudek as being the worst ever player for us though. Not even close.

He's only been referenced when ranking the keepers we've had over the last 20 years. Some would put him in our top 3 or 4 whereas I would put him in our top 7 (still with 15 or so below him).

I was
1. Alisson
2. Reina
3. James
4=. Friedel, Westerveld, Dudek, Karius

Others were probably more
1. Alisson
2. Reina
3. Dudek
4. Friedel, James, Westerveld etc

Some would then have

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Worst ever: Karius
 


Sweeting

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Really dont see how Dudek has been mentioned several times when we've had the likes of Bogdan here. Dudek was a much better keeper than Karius. too.
Yeah Dudek is a terrible shout for worst player - he was pretty good for a while, a breathe of fresh air with his agility and craziness.

Having said that, I was at Liverpool 3-6 Arsenal. He was pretty useless in that game (Julio Baptista's free kick should never have gone in)
 

Kopstar

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Yeah Dudek is a terrible shout for worst player - he was pretty good for a while, a breathe of fresh air with his agility and craziness.

Having said that, I was at Liverpool 3-6 Arsenal. He was pretty useless in that game (Julio Baptista's free kick should never have gone in)
NOBODY HAS SAID DUDEK IS LIVERPOOL'S WORST EVER PLAYER.
 



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Another enigma for me ......Iago Aspas

scored goals at Celta comes here utter crap

leaves back to Celta scores again consistently and gets selected for Spain.......
 



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In a preseason friendly I got to watch in person a Liverpool team which Jay Spearing, Charlie Adam and Jonjo Shelvey were in midfield together with Nathan Eccleston up top.

That sort of stuff happens in a friendly but man was it bad. Carragher and Skrtel were centerbacks and while both were quality defenders, neither offers much in possession. We couldn’t string two passes together that day.
 

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Going back a bit but Paul Stewart is defo up there with a shout. Remember when we signed him from Spus and thought he looked quite tasty there. Then he signed and well, least just say it didn’t work out as expected!
 

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In a preseason friendly I got to watch in person a Liverpool team which Jay Spearing, Charlie Adam and Jonjo Shelvey were in midfield together with Nathan Eccleston up top.

That sort of stuff happens in a friendly but man was it bad. Carragher and Skrtel were centerbacks and while both were quality defenders, neither offers much in possession. We couldn’t string two passes together that day.
My word, even in a pre season game that’s enough to put anyone off football haha. Whatever happened to Nathan Ecclestone? Wasn’t he quite highly thought of at the time?
 



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Nobody's mentioned Dudek as being the worst ever player for us though. Not even close.

He's only been referenced when ranking the keepers we've had over the last 20 years. Some would put him in our top 3 or 4 whereas I would put him in our top 7 (still with 15 or so below him).

I was
1. Alisson
2. Reina
3. James
4=. Friedel, Westerveld, Dudek, Karius

Others were probably more
1. Alisson
2. Reina
3. Dudek
4. Friedel, James, Westerveld etc

Some would then have

18...
19...
Worst ever: Karius
Friedel was awful for us but great for everyone else. Saw him make debut against Spurs and he was terrible and got worse.
James was shit. For someone nearly 7 foot he couldn't claim a cross and rightly deserved the name Calamity James.
Peggy Arpexhad (spell check) was a decent keeper for us.
Karius looked shit from the moment he first played. I think in his first game v Wigan he nearly scored an OG.
Westverveld was David James mk 2. Couldnt catch a cold or hold a shot. Good kick on him.
Alisson and Reina are miles above the rest.
 

macca1970

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Going back a bit but Paul Stewart is defo up there with a shout. Remember when we signed him from Spus and thought he looked quite tasty there. Then he signed and well, least just say it didn’t work out as expected!
Been mentioned earlier in the thread, also with the mitigating circumstances of him having been abused as a child. He claims it went on virtually every day for four years from the age of 11. Uttery vile the coach who did it, and the suits who allowed this atmosphere to go on at their clubs.

Going back to the football, we paid £2.3m for him, which was huge in 1993. His transfer just shows the stupidity of Souness:

I met Souness in an airport hotel and, because I did not have an agent, did all the negotiations myself. When I’d got to Heathrow, I’d gone straight to the hotel bar. By the time Graeme turned up, I had a table full of empty Holsten Pils bottles.

Many months later he told me: ‘You have a reputation as a bit of a drinker.’ I was thinking: ‘When you signed me I had about 10 empty lager bottles on the table. Didn’t you notice?’
 

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Not moaning about not playing? :)
A tradition continued to this very day if the TIA main site is to be believed. Migs probably going to stay and do what he did last season. That Belgian army heritage didn't go amiss. Discipline and knowing when ranks have to be held might be drilled deep inside him.
 



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Really only able to recall the last 20 years or so, but there are sadly far too many to choose from. The Roy years were particularly grim, with a past it Poulsen (great in his day) and Konchesky. Rafa and Houlier had their fair share of flops too. For Rafa...Nunez and Josemi, Leto who wasnt even eligible from memory, For Houlier Ferri and Kippe.

Even Klopp has had a few nightmares, Karius who was woeful even if you exclude the Champions League Final. Keita has had some terrible performances among his good ones. The 4-3 win over Palace was particularly bad. I remember in the urinal at half time, everybody was begging for him to come off.
 

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Really only able to recall the last 20 years or so, but there are sadly far too many to choose from. The Roy years were particularly grim, with a past it Poulsen (great in his day) and Konchesky. Rafa and Houlier had their fair share of flops too. For Rafa...Nunez and Josemi, Leto who wasnt even eligible from memory, For Houlier Ferri and Kippe.

Even Klopp has had a few nightmares, Karius who was woeful even if you exclude the Champions League Final. Keita has had some terrible performances among his good ones. The 4-3 win over Palace was particularly bad. I remember in the urinal at half time, everybody was begging for him to come off.
I'm worried Keïta's been given the kind of unfair burden on his back by a group of fans that Jordan had from his first season and has taken years to shake off. I'm not suggesting that that's how you see Naby, it's just a slight concern. I hope it won't take 7 years for him to win us all over.
 

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Some posters still struggling to comprehend the difference between players who had a few bad games, players who are inconsistent and players who could genuinely be considered the worst player they ever saw play for us.
 



wibseyred

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I remember been stoked when Paul Stewart arrived that was a disappointment.
 

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Really only able to recall the last 20 years or so, but there are sadly far too many to choose from. The Roy years were particularly grim, with a past it Poulsen (great in his day) and Konchesky. Rafa and Houlier had their fair share of flops too. For Rafa...Nunez and Josemi, Leto who wasnt even eligible from memory, For Houlier Ferri and Kippe.

Even Klopp has had a few nightmares, Karius who was woeful even if you exclude the Champions League Final. Keita has had some terrible performances among his good ones. The 4-3 win over Palace was particularly bad. I remember in the urinal at half time, everybody was begging for him to come off.
This would be close to worst post ever for the last sentence.
 

belldiouf

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This would be close to worst post ever for the last sentence.
Speaking of terrible posts....

Would you like to expand and elaborate more on which point you disagree with?

I really don't see how Karius is debatable. He has had a torrid season in Turkey on the back of his poor season at Liverpool. The quality just isn't there.

The verdict is still well and truly out for Keita in my opinion. As I said in my original post, he has had some good performances among some really poor ones. After just one season,its probably too early to make any conclusive judgement on his signing. But for 50-60 million, I expected a hell of a lot more even in this inflated transfer market.
 

Kenny Dalglish LFC Legend

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Speaking of terrible posts....

Would you like to expand and elaborate more on which point you disagree with?

I really don't see how Karius is debatable. He has had a torrid season in Turkey on the back of his poor season at Liverpool. The quality just isn't there.

The verdict is still well and truly out for Keita in my opinion. As I said in my original post, he has had some good performances among some really poor ones. After just one season,its probably too early to make any conclusive judgement on his signing. But for 50-60 million, I expected a hell of a lot more even in this inflated transfer market.
Happily.

Klopp has had a few nightmares? Well if we include Karius (who cost about 5 or 6 million quid) which I wouldn´t disagree on, it´s one nightmare. Being a bit demanding aren´t you? Expecting a 100% success rate in the transfer market?

Keita had to deal with a lot of injuries. First season. when he was fit had a really promising last few games, scored some important goals so far from a nightmare.

Anything else you´d like me to expand on?
 

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For the sake of unity, I suggest we compare the season prior to Naby's first for us, namely Emré's last. Emré had five seasons at a guess, to develop to the same level of potency and unfortunately injury propensity as Naby achieved in a year. Naby's clearly a greater talent on the ball and injury-free will claim approximately the same number of games per season as Çan did, but in a significantly better team overall.