3. Steven Gerrard to Chelsea
This was an ongoing saga from 2004 to 2005 that seems hard to imagine today. Gerrard was considering leaving Liverpool in 2004, but was convinced to stay by new manager at the time Rafa Benitez. Then, a year on, after winning the Champions League, Gerrard was unhappy again as he had not been offered a new contract. Chelsea were again interested and submitted a bid, the England star handed in a transfer request, causing outrage among Reds fans. However, Gerrard had a change of heart and decided soon after the request to stay, with just a few burnt shirts to show for the ordeal.