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Even though they have spent some big bucks in recent times, Liverpool have always been efficient with their transfer budget and whenever Klopp decided to pull the trigger on a player, you could bet he’d be an almost instant fit at the club. Of course, this is a general statement as not all players end up being perfect for the team but looking back at some of their biggest investments, they have all paid off in the end.
None of them more so than Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker, their number one and number two players on the most expensive acquisition list at £76.1m and £56.2m respectively, the former joining in 2017/18 and the latter in 2018/19.
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Naby Keita is the third most expensive player on the list, transferred for a fee of £54m in 2018/19 and the only who’s yet to fully settle in and start performing on the level Klopp, and the fanbase, would like him to.
As for the selling side of things, we have to mention Philippe Coutinho’s huge £130.5m transfer to Barcelona, which eclipsed the older business the two clubs have done with Luis Suarez swapping Anfield for Camp Nou a couple of years earlier for £73.5m. The latter has found immense success in La Liga while the former has lived to regret chasing the dream all the way to Catalonia.
It’s pretty safe to say that most of Liverpool’s modern day transfers have turned out to be quite good, wouldn’t you say? Both Van Dijk and Alisson are now huge pieces of Klopp’s jigsaw and should remain as influential as ever further down the road as well.
But we also shouldn’t forget the transfer of Mohamed Salah from Roma for £37.8m in 2017 – what a bargain that ended up being, huh? Also scooping up Suarez from Ajax for £23.9m in 2011 and Coutinho from Inter Milan for £11.7m in 2013 not only brought them huge profits in the end but the players also proved to be immensely successful at Anfield too.
And this is without including some of the classic names like Fernando Torres or Sami Hyypia in the equation, along with Jordan Henderson, James Milner or Andrew Robertson – all bargains and game-changers for the Merseyside outfit that conquered the footballing world in the club’s very recent history.
The list could still go on but sometimes, it’s rather difficult to include everyone, and that tells you a lot about this incredible and historic team.