Liverpool have made some nifty moves in the transfer market in recent seasons. The Reds have been stunning the football world with the efficacy of their transfer policy, regularly spinning straw into gold. What of the transfers that didn’t happen? Going back as far as the start of the century, Lee Bowyer has admitted that not signing for Liverpool is his ‘biggest regret’.
Who is Lee Bowyer?
Lee Bowyer is a Premier League stalwart turned manager.
The former midfielder had spells with Newcastle United and West Ham United among others but spent most of his time with Leeds United.
He is now managing Charlton Athletic in the Championship. Of course, one of the most memorable moments of his career is his scrap with teammate Kieron Dyer.
Back in 2002, Lee Bowyer was having a medical at Melwood ahead of a move to Liverpool. He ended up rejecting the move, telling MNF Retro:
“I was very close [to joining Liverpool] – I was halfway through a medical but it just didn’t feel right for me at the time.
“That is my biggest regret in football not going to Liverpool at that time. If I could’ve turned the clock back I would’ve gone. Looking back, I made the wrong decision.”
What RTK has to say
It looks like we got lucky with this one.
Sure, Bowyer was a talented and determined technician in the middle of the park.
However, his discipline record isn’t befitting Liverpool.
His comments serve to show just how massive the club is though, years later he still regrets not getting the chance to play for the Kop.