Compare the Liverpool teams of yesteryear and today and you can see a huge difference. Alonso, Gerrard, Kuyt, Torres, Mascherano etc all were veterans in world football and all packed the ability to turn up the ante when it came to big European nights. Since then Liverpool has fallen quite far off as the current crop barring a few names lacks the demeanor to perform at the big stage in Europe when the situation demands.
And of all the leaders in the team, the alpha male was their legendary center back Jamie Carragher who used to go to battle every time he wore that red kit. Since then, Liverpool has fallen off quite some way. Agger and Skrtel did carry the baton for some time but the current crop has failed to live up to any kind of expectations that were ever set for them. That’s why Liverpool were after this player for so long. Scroll down to know more.
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