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New Liverpool signing proved Jamie Carragher wrong as midfielder left 'confused' by Chelsea

Liverpool Echo logo Liverpool Echo 28/06/2022 Charlotte Coates
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher © Adam Davy/PA Wire Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher

Here are your Liverpool morning headlines for Tuesday, June 28.

Liverpool midfielder left 'confused' by Chelsea interest changed mind after four meetings with chief executive

In 2015, Steven Gerrard announced with a heavy heart that his time at his boyhood club would be coming to an end.

After 710 games - 472 of those as captain - and 186 goals, Gerrard left behind a life at Liverpool that had been all he had known since the age of nine.

It goes without saying that for a player of his calibre, the Reds' No.8 could have accumulated a greater haul of trophies during his playing days if his indisputable loyalty to Liverpool wasn't authentic. But instead of selling himself out for an eye-watering weekly wage to some of Europe's finest clubs, Gerrard instead received acknowledgement banknotes can't buy.

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The summer of 2005 was filled with euphoria for Liverpool.

In May, an incredible and historic Champions League triumph over AC Milan meant the Reds were the cream of Europe once again. Under the stewardship of Rafa Benitez, the club had the opportunity to build on its success in Europe in the summer transfer window by bringing in players to challenge for further silverware.

One of the players brought to Merseyside that summer was Mohamed ‘Momo’ Sissoko. Signing from Valencia, in a £5.6m deal, the Mali international was someone that Benitez.

There were high hopes for the then-20-year-old. Signed to be Benitez's new holding midfielder and to partner Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso, those connected to the club were hoping Sissoko would have a similar effect on the Reds that Patrick Vieira did at Arsenal.

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