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Liverpool’s most expensive signings ever


Liverpool have been blessed with visionaries in their recruitment team who have played key roles in the great club’s re-emergence following years in the mire.

The start of FSG’s tenure at Anfield was undermined by sub-par management and big swings (and misses) in the transfer market. Liverpool spent big on the likes of Andy Carroll with little return and it wasn’t until Michael Edwards rose to prominence that the Reds started to emerge as the envy of their Premier League counterparts.

Edwards, of course, had a big say in identifying Jurgen Klopp as Brendan Rodgers’ successor in 2015 and the analytical whizz would go on to play an instrumental role in the club’s rise with the German at the helm.

Liverpool have undoubtedly been shrewd in the market and copped their fair share of bargains, but the nature of the modern-day market means the club has been forced to splash heaps of cash to get to and retain their place at football’s top table.

Here are the ten most expensive signings in Liverpool’s history.


Fabinho was a lynchpin at the base of midfield / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Liverpool showed linear progression in 2017/18 domestically but exceeded expectations in Europe by reaching the Champions League final.

Still, Klopp required a few missing pieces to his Scouse jigsaw. A holding midfielder emerged as a summer priority in 2018 and they wasted little time to secure the signing of Monaco’s Fabinho.

The Brazilian proved to be the linchpin Liverpool so desperately needed. A calm head at the base of midfield, Fabinho was dominant for much of his time at Anfield before his athleticism dwindled off the back of multiple injury setbacks.

A towering figure who boasted a shrewd positional sense and was tough in the tackle, Fabinho was the perfect stabiliser for Klopp’s side and the Reds are yet to find his true successor.

Mohamed Salah

Salah is the greatest goalscorer in Liverpool’s modern history / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

If Klopp had his way, Liverpool fans may have been lamenting Julian Brandt’s inconsistency at Anfield. Klopp wanted Brandt, not Mohamed Salah, to spearhead his attack from the start of the 2017/18 campaign, but Edwards convinced the Reds boss to opt for the Egyptian winger.

Salah had endured a miserable Premier League spell at Chelsea but rediscovered himself in Serie A with Roma. It was perhaps the greatest decision the club ever made.

A fee in excess of £43m was regarded as pricey given Salah’s previous woes in England, but he didn’t take long to hush any…

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