£215m spent and two successes: Rodgers' transfer record in focus

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has wasted a huge amount of funds on average players during his time in charge at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers is coming under more and more pressure, as Liverpool's terrible start to the season continues. 

The Reds are stuck in the bottom half of the Premier League table and have failed to win any of their last four games. 

It leaves their hopes of retaining the Champions League spot which they worked so hard to earn last season almost extinguished, and Rodgers is facing calls for him to be sacked. 

The Northern Irish manager won a lot of plaudits for the role which he played in guiding Liverpool to second place in the previous campaign, but it seems that position had more to do with the form of Luis Suarez than his expert management.

Rodgers has shown no signs of knowing how to halt Liverpool's rot so far this season, and the side are seemingly unable to cope without their Uruguayan talisman.

Of course, the Merseyside outfit's task has not been made any easier by an injury to Daniel Sturridge, but considering Rodgers has spent over £200 million in players since he arrived at the club they should be functioning more successfully. 

 

Rodgers's list of transfers can be seen above, and it is does not make pretty reading for Liverpool fans.

Despite being backed with more funds than any other boss in the Reds' recent history, only two of his 25 buys can be considered a success. 

Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have proven to be excellent purchases, but the rest of Rodgers's signings are at best unproven and at worst disasters. 

The likes of Emre Can and Adam Lallana may turn out to be good buys from the club, but there are some glaring purchases that look hugely overpriced. 

The combined fees of Luis Alberto, Mamadou Sakho, Iago Aspas and Dejan Lovren add up to more than £50 million. Liverpool would currently do well to regain a fifth of that fee for the four players, if they were to sell them. 

It is also questionable where Liverpool would be if they had invested that sort of figure on one world-class star, rather than four unproven players.

Rodgers's men have taken an approach of quantity rather than quality and they are paying for it now.

The Liverpool boss still deserves time to sort out the mess that this season is becoming because of the success he has had previously, but he certainly is not blameless for what is beginning to look like a huge crisis at Anfield. 

If Rodgers cannot start identifying a better standard of player to bring to the club, their problems are likely to persist and this may the decisive factor in what costs him his job in the Anfield hot seat. 

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