Described by a Liverpool fan forum as being “slower than evolution”, current Southampton manager Pellegrino was signed in 2005 from Valencia, but it soon became obvious he was painfully over the hill. He may have looked good in the more leisurely world of La Liga, but the Premier League’s pace exposed just how pedestrian the Argentine was. Pellegrino made 14 appearances, including a ‘starring role’ in a 2-0 defeat at Southampton which was described by Alan Hansen as ‘the worst performance I’ve seen since I left the club in 1990’.
By Craig Bloomfield – @worldofbloomers
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Rafael Benitez made plenty of signings during his six-year tenure as Liverpool manager, but despite making some big money signings, he was also forced to look in the bargain bin for new additions.
Take a look at the slideshow above to see how many of Rafa’s free transfers you remember from his time as Liverpool boss.