The top 12 biggest Liverpool transfer disappointments

19 Mar 2002: Jari Litmanen of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the first goal with a penalty during the Liverpool v AS Roma UEFA Champions League, Group B match at Anfield, Liverpool. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
19 Mar 2002: Jari Litmanen of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the first goal with a penalty during the Liverpool v AS Roma UEFA Champions League, Group B match at Anfield, Liverpool. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images /
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HULL, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Tom Huddlestone of Hull City and Mario Balotelli of Liverpool clash during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool at KC Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Hull, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
HULL, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Tom Huddlestone of Hull City and Mario Balotelli of Liverpool clash during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool at KC Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Hull, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) /

Mario Balotelli

Should Mario Balotelli have made this list? His potential was definitely there, and in that respect his failure was certainly a disappointment to fans. However, all the signs that we wouldn’t were there – so can we really class it as a disappointment rather than a poor buy?

Well to some fans it should be. The Italian had shown extraordinary flashes of quality during his time with the national side and Manchester City and Brendan Rodgers was well within his rights to roll the dice.

But this is a deal that never looked good. Balotelli hardly played, hardly scored and was an all round waste of money and talent.