Jamie Carragher picks three terrible signings for Liverpool in recent years

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Jamie Carragher is a Liverpool legend.

737 appearances during 17 seasons at the same club is a feat that probably won’t be repeated again in the modern game.

Unfortunately, during his 17 seasons at the club, he wasn’t able to lift the Premier League trophy. However, he did manage to win two FA Cups, three League Cups, a UEFA cup and, of course, the 2005 Champions League.

Whilst at Anfield, the former defender had some incredible highs and some devastating lows. He’s also played with world-class players and some not so world class.

There is no doubt there is going to be some terrible singings amongst the hundreds of players that Carragher has seen come and go on Merseyside.

But who has been the worst ever signing?

“There's been a few. El Hadji Diouf has got to be up there,” he said at a Daily Mail Q&A.

It’s hardly surprising that Carragher mentioned Diouf given their public spat last month. The Senegalese striker called the pundit a “f***ing loser” and Carragher hit back with the hilarious tweet stating:

“The other big difference is he’s scored less goals for LFC in the Premier League than me! (Not counting OG’S!!)”

But Diouf is just one in a long list of failed transfers at Anfield and Carragher recalled a couple more.

“Alberto Aquilani would have to be up there as well. We spent a lot of money on him. He was signed injured, he left injured and I can't remember him not being injured.”

Aquilani signed for the Reds for around £17 million from Roma but spent just one season at the club where he could only manage 18 league matches in an injury-plagued campaign.

Loan spells at Juventus and Milan followed before spending three seasons at Fiorentina. He is now plying his trade for Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.

But Carragher also mentioned a current Liverpool player as a candidate for the worst singing in the club’s history.

“I can't believe we signed Mario Balotelli!” he exclaimed.

“The thing with Balotelli is everyone always says it's the off-the-field antics, but I wouldn't care if he was doing it on the pitch. People tell me he's got talent but I can't remember him having a good game.

“I’m praying with all the money in the Chinese Super League that someone is going to buy him after his loan. I don't think anyone in the Premier League will take him. He has to be No 1 with Aquilani and Diouf,” he added.

Pretty damning comments from Carragher. But who can argue with a club legend?

Liverpool fans: Who do you think is your club's worst ever signing? Let us know in the comments box below!

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