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Gerrard: Liverpool blundered not signing Anelka

Gerrard told the News of the World: "Every club makes a couple of mistakes in the transfer market and we made one when we didn't sign Nicolas Anelka in 2002.

"Nicolas was top class for us and I thought he'd done enough to stay. He was a good lad around the dressing-room as well.

"I've always thought it was a shame he's not still with us. What made it doubly disappointing for me was I knew how desperate he was to sign on a permanent deal at the time.

"Unfortunately, these decisions are taken and it's only when you look back later you can make a judgement. I don't think anyone will deny we got that one wrong."

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