Liverpool FC Most Expensive Signings
Liverpool FC Most Expensive Signings ever? Which Liverpool Football Club signings have been the most expensive? Here we look at the Top 10 most expensive Liverpool signings ever.
The new transfer window has come and gone. Liverpool have done a terrific job of using their squad effectively, winning the Premier League last season. However, Liverpool did not buy too many players, limiting their expenses to 2-3 players this transfer window.
The reason are due to the financial losses because of the coronavirus pandemic, which is still going on, and Jurgen Klopp is determined to not let anyone lose their jobs over expensive transfers. However, one cannot deny that Liverpool is definitely in need of some fresh signings, and thanks to new signings Diogo Jota from Wolves and Thiago from Bayern Munich, one can expect another great season from the Reds.
Till then, let us check a few of our glorious deals from the past!
Most expensive Liverpool signings ever
Liverpool FC most expensive player ever? Which players do you think is the most expensive in history of Liverpool FC?
During the 1980s, Diego Maradona became a world record signing twice, when he moved from Boca Juniors to Barcelona in 82 and when he moved from Barcelona to Napoli in 84. His transfer fees on both occasions combined, sum up to be £8 million, a price which is generally a loaning amount nowadays. The football transfer market has evolved exponentially over the decades with the most expensive signing as of now cost PSG £198 million.
So, with the recently inflated transfer market values- which players have been signed by Liverpool for massive fees?
Liverpool has spent a great deal of money in the past couple of years to sign footballers who have now become integral parts of the squad now.
Liverpool made some of their most expensive signings during the June 2018 transfer window before the 2018-19 season began. This included Alisson whose transfer fee of £66.8 million became a record fee for a goalkeeper at the time.
The Reds further carried out some transfers during the 2020 summer transfer window, which included Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Diogo Jota for a fee of £40.23m, making him the 6th most expensive signing for the Reds. So who else makes the list? Here we find out.
Liverpool Top 10 most expensive signings
Liverpool most expensive signings? Here we take a look at who are Liverpool’s most expensive signings as of 2020.
|No.||Player||Age||Season Signed||From Club||Transfer Fee|
|1.||Virgil van Dijk||26||17/18||Southampton||£76.19m|
|3.||Naby Keïta||23||18/19||RB Leipzig||£54.00m|
|4.||Christian Benteke||24||15/16||Aston Villa||£41.85m|
|Defensive Midfield||Ligue 1|
|Left Winger||Premier League|
|7.||Mohamed Salah||25||17/18||AS Roma||£37.80m|
|Right Winger||Serie A|
|Left Winger||Premier League|
|9.||Roberto Firmino||23||15/16||TSG Hoffenheim||£36.90m|
Liverpool FC most expensive signings ever – Virgil van Dijk
To date, Liverpool’s star defender Virgil van Dijk remains Liverpool’s most expensive signing of all-time as well as the most expensive defender of all-time. The Dutchman’s transfer from Southampton to Liverpool last January cost Liverpool £75 million, bettering the £52 million that Manchester City paid for Benjamin Mendy earlier that season.
So far, van Dijk has been worth his price tag as his performances for Liverpool have been impressive so far. The Netherlands captain has made 7 appearances so far in the 2020/21 campaign for Liverpool, scoring once.
Virgil van Dijk has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world and his performances this season is just enhancing his reputation.
The Dutchman will hope to continue his good form for the club and help his club win the league title once again.
Liverpool FC most expensive signings ever – Alisson
The Brazilian custodian had a terrific 17/18 season with AS Roma, making 22 clean sheets in 49 appearances across all competitions. Alisson helped Roma reached the Champions League semi-finals and was eventually named in the competition’s Team of the Season.
Last summer, Liverpool signed Alisson for a fee of £66.8 million which was a record fee for a goalkeeper at the time.
The Brazilian has done remarkably well for Liverpool so far, making 25 clean sheets in 49 appearances across all competitions so far. Alisson is very close to winning the Premier League Golden Glove as he is tied with his friend Ederson at the top position with 20 clean sheets.
Alisson made a string of marvellous saves in Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona as the Reds won 4-0 and advanced to the Champions League Final. They also won the final after that beating Spurs 2-0.
Then last season, the Reds finally broke the Premier League title and Alisson was instrumental in that.
The Brazilian will be hoping to continue his good form as Liverpool will want to wiin once again.
Liverpool FC most expensive signings ever- Naby Keita
After impressing with RB Leipzig, Liverpool decided to sign Naby Keita in 2017 and Keita joined the club last summer on a transfer fee of £52.75 million.
The Guinea international has so far made 33 appearances for Liverpool this season, scoring three goals and providing an assist against Crystal Palace in January. Keita’s first goal for Liverpool came against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium in an eventual 3-1 win for Liverpool. In the very next match against Porto, Keita opened the scoring for Liverpool. His most recent goal for Liverpool came against Huddersfield Town a few weeks back.
Keita has been suffering his injury problems for two seasons now. He has played a few good matches but is definitely not worth the massive money they dished out for him. He has not had the impact Klopp expected him to have. Also, Keita has found it tough to break into the first team eleven when all players are fit. With Wijnaldum still in the club, it does not seem like Keita will make it big at Anfield.
Liverpool FC most expensive signings ever- Diogo Jota
This is Liverpool’s most recent signing. He was signed during the summer transfer window of the 2020/21 campaign. The forward was signed from Wolverhampton Wanderers for a sum of £40.23m, becoming the Reds most expensive signing in 2020.
He had been targetted by Liverpool for a while and had impressed in his performances for the Wolves. We hope to see the new Liverpool forward in the upcoming games and impress even further!
He made a quick start for the Reds scoring 10 goals and assists in 13 games for the Reds. He was an able deputy for the Reds with Salah testing positive for CoVID and Mane too. Now he is off injured.
Liverpool FC most expensive signings ever- Fabinho
Fabinho joined Liverpool from Monaco in July 2018 on a transfer fee of £43 million. The Brazilian midfielder had to wait till September to make his debut for the club.
However, Fabinho has now become a regular under Jurgen Klopp and has done pretty well for Liverpool so far. Fabinho has made 23 appearances for Liverpool, scoring a goal against Newcastle and providing two assists.
Liverpool FC most expensive signings ever- Christian Benteke
Christian Benteke joined Liverpool in 2015 on a transfer fee of £32.5 million. This fee made Benteke Liverpool’s second most expensive player at the time.
Benteke spent only one season at Liverpool, scoring 10 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions. The Belgian striker then joined Crystal Palace in 2016 on a transfer fee of £27 million, making him the Eagles’ most expensive signing ever.
Liverpool FC most expensive signings ever- Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah is arguably the best Egyptian footballer and one of the best footballers in the world. He joined Liverpool from Roma in 2017 on a transfer fee of £36.9 million.
Salah has become a talismanic figure at Liverpool. He scored 44 goals in 52 appearances last season. Salah scored a record 32 goals in the Premier League last season and won the Golden Boot in addition to being named the Player of the Season.
Salah will hope to continue scoring goals for Liverpool as they aim to win the League title.
Liverpool FC most expensive signings ever- Andy Carroll and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Andy Carroll and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both Liverpool’s 6th most expensive players, costing the club £35 million. Carroll joined Liverpool from Newcastle in January,2011. He was Liverpool’s most expensive player at the time.
Carroll’s stint at Liverpool wasn’t a very memorable one as he scored 11 goals in 58 appearances. Liverpool eventually loaned him to West Ham who bought him in 2013. Carroll still plays at West Ham, scoring 34 goals in 141 appearances for the club.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also cost Liverpool £35 million when he joined the club from Arsenal in 2017. Chamberlain was a regular for Liverpool throughout the season and produced some fine performances for the club.
Liverpool FC most expensive signings ever- Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane’s transfer from Liverpool to Tottenham cost Liverpool £34 million. This fee made Mane the most expensive African footballer at the time. Mane has since gone on to make 197 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 46 goals and providing 20 assists.
Sadio Mane is an integral figure in Liverpool’s squad and Liverpool will hope that he can continue his good form for the rest of the season.
Liverpool FC most expensive signings ever- Roberto Firmino
One of Liverpool’s most important players, Roberto Firmino joined Liverpool from Bundesliga club Hoffenheim in 2015 on a transfer fee of £29 million.
So far, the Brazilian forward has made 178 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 61 goals and providing 44 assists. This season, the 27-year old has scored 11 goals and has provided 5 assists from 34 appearances.