Date: 7th September 2010 at 1:59pm
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Here’s a list of some of Houllier’s signings and the youngsters he brought through the ranks!!..

LIVERPOOL

Riise- from Monaco
Smicer- from Lens
Hypia- from Willem 11
Henchoz- from Blackburn
Hamann- from Newcastle
Kewell- from Leeds
Finnan- from Fulham
Dudek- from Feyonord
Biscan- from Zagreb
Diuf- from Lens
Babbel- from Beyern
Mccalister- from Coventry
Heskey- from Leicester (Heskey’s golden period whilst at Liverpool)
Anelka- PSG (on loan)

Youngsters he brought through

Gerrard
Carrager
Murphy

LYON

Fred- from Cruziro
Tiago- from Chelsea
Muller- from Basel
Carew- from Besiktas
Kallstrom- from rennes
Toulalan- from Nantes
Squillaci- from Monaco
Baros- from Aston Villa

Young players he brought through

Benzema
Loric Remy
Ben Arfa

What I get from his dealings is he obviously loves to shop in France but also he’s a fan of Scandinavian and eastern European players too!!, he also didn’t mind shopping in the premiership either whilst he was at Liverpool, he’s obviously signed a few flops too in his time (which manager hasn’t?) but i must say in the main that’s an impressive list, especially his dealings at Lyon, Arsenal just signed Squillaci so it’s clear Houllier knows his stuff,

Another interesting fact is all the youngsters he brought through went on to become internationals!!

So the man can spot a talent.