Ronnie Whelan, Nigel Spackman, Kevin MacDonald, Xavi Alonso, Joe Allen. What do they all have in common? Well, according to some fans of Liverpool football club, they are all players who were not good enough to wear the Liver Bird on their shirt. That was, until those fans saw them play. All of those players were signed by managers who had an insight into how they wanted their team to perform, and they had a plan. The managers who signed them for Liverpool, if not the fans, knew exactly where those players would fit in and exactly what they would bring to their teams.