Top 10 Footballers Who Ruined their careers
5. Andy Carroll to Liverpool
With coffers full with the £50 million transfer of Fernando Torres to Chelsea, Liverpool had the wherewithal to sign a marquee player as the former’s replacement but instead, opted to settle with the raw, unexploited talent of Andy Carroll. Aged just 22, Carroll became the most expensive British transfer when was signed by the Anfielders and the monumental pressure of living up to the lofty tag would only have negative repercussions as the England international turned out to be an absolute debacle for the Red. Then, he was eventually loaned out to West Ham United, where he later signed for them on a permanent basis.