Michael Edwards worst moments as Liverpool director show it wasnt always rosy

Michael Edwards' imminent departure from Liverpool has come as very sad news to their fans due to the success he's helped bring – but his tenure has had its downs too.

Edwards is set to leave his role of sporting director for the Reds at the end of this season which would put an end to his association with the club that started in 2011.

Since his arrival Liverpool have gone from a sleeping giant to Premier League and Champions League winners once more.

The business he's completed has had a huge helping hand in forming the team that has brought back their glory days.

Since stepping up from the position of Head of Performance in 2016 he's masterminded some of the club's most successful transfers.

Without the likes of Mohammed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson, all of whom Edwards has brought in, they wouldn't have stood a chance of competing as they have done.

However, before this there were several transfers that didn't work out at all which the former teacher came under fire for.

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Divock Origi was signed for around £11m in 2015 but failed to develop as expected and has still only scored 35 goals in 157 appearances for the club.

Although he's now forever etched in their history for his crucial finishes in the 2019 European success, for a long time he was considered a flop.

And Iago Aspas and Lazar Markovic certainly fall into that category. Aspas will forever be remembered on Merseyside but for all the wrong reasons due to his infamous poorly taken corner.

Markovic, meanwhile, was a £22.5m acquisition in 2014 who spent more time out on loan than playing in the red strip of Liverpool.

Edwards also missed out on big deals, like Dele Alli when he was at MK Dons. Alli was a childhood Reds fan and a move was on the cards but fell through.

This prompted a petition to be launched calling Edwards 'incompetent' and demanding his sacking, but it's unlikely those who signed it would share that stance now he's set to leave.

The second half of his time with the club has definitely helped to turn around the public perception and has yielded better results than those of the past few years.

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