French striker David N’Gog came to Liverpool with a lot of potentials on the back of his transfer from Paris Saint Germain (PSG). He had started his professional career at PSG on the back of his impressive youth career at the same club. David N’Gog moved to Liverpool in 2008 after they paid an undisclosed fee for him and on the back of a run of one goal in 18 league appearances in the colours of PSG.
Then Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez hailed his signing when David N’Gog completed his transfer to Anfield. The Spaniard was delighted with his scouting network for finding a quality player who’s not accompanied with a high price. Liverpool fans would have been excited with the statement from Benitez who had won the 2005 Champions League title and the 2006 FA Cup title for the club at that stage. However, their excitement was replaced by disappointment as David N’Gog failed to make a big impact with the Reds though it must be noted that the Frenchman had a little playing time to show his quality in the Premier League due to the form of Fernando Torres who was one of the best strikers in the world at the time.
In total, N’Gog scored nine goals in 63 league games for Liverpool over a period of three years. The Frenchman didn’t win a single trophy during his time at the club.
N’Gog made the decision to leave Liverpool in search of more playing time after Torres left for Premier League rivals Chelsea in January 2011 for a then club-record fee of £50m. Torres’ exit plus the arrival of the striker duo of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll led to N’Gog moving to Bolton Wanderers. He continued his career at Bolton on the back of a £4m transfer from the Reds.