Roy Hodgson Once Sold The Wrong Player During His Time As Liverpool Manager
Roy Hodgson sold the wrong player during his management at Liverpool. No, really.
Back when Liverpool were trying to sign Paul Konchesky, the former England boss accidentally sent the wrong player to Fulham as part of the deal.
About time to remind that #LFC let Kacaniklic go to Fulham and got Konchesky instead. Well done, Roy Hodgson.- Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) January 1, 2013
The deal by Roy Hodgson at LFC to give Fulham £3m + Lauri Dalla Valle & Alex Kacaniklic for Paul Konchesky is still astoundingly awful.- Jack Bezants (@JBezants) November 10, 2012
According to Alex Kacaniklic himself, and another young prospect, Lauri Dalle Valle - who was once tipped for greatness thanks to Football Manager - were part of the deal in order to sign the Fulham left back.
Konchesky had worked with Hodgson at Fulham, which saw them reach the Europa League final in 2010, narrowly losing to Atletico Madrid.
The 27-year-old, who spent four years at Craven Cottage, never really did live up to his much-anticipated potential despite being highly rated.
Kacaniklic: "In his head, he thought he had sold another Alex for Konchesky. But then it was too late. It's a little fun!"https://t.co/rOIB8Wlbpm- Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) March 25, 2019
Despite this it has come to light that apparently the wrong 'Alex' was sold to Fulham.
After being sold to the south-London club, Kacaniklic recalls having a phone call with Hodgson, finding out he had changed the wrong Alex.
Kacaniklic reported: "It was a bit difficult for Liverpool to replace me.
"In his head, he thought he had changed another Alex for Konchesky. But then it was too late. It's a little funny.
"Then he just told me I was welcome back in Liverpool with open arms, but that I should do what I felt. Then I had already changed my mind and was very excited about coming to Fulham."
Probably best to try and forget about this one, Roy!
Words by Joe Brown.