As one of the most recognizable teams globally, Liverpool made several crazy transfers over the years. Even though most English clubs don’t spend as much on transfers as their Spanish and Italian counterparts, there are several notable signings that we want to cover, so let’s check them out.
1. Virgil van Dijk - £75M
Liverpool’s most expensive transfer so far is the Dutch player Virgil Van Dijk, who joined the club in 2018. The former Southampton player became a part of the Red after the club spent £75,000,000. Although some people thought that this was not the player they needed, Van Dijk proved to everyone that he is one of the best.
The player had a key role in Liverpool’s success in the Champions League. People who’ve read the article where LeoVegas
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Interestingly, Dijk won the UEFA Player Of The Year award, which is really impressive, considering he had to compete against some of the best footballers in history.
2. Alisson Becker
The next name that every Liverpool fan knows is Alisson Becker. The Brazillian superstar became a part of Liverpool in 2018 when he was signed for £66.9M. This made Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper in the world, even surpassing the likes of Gianluigi Buffon. However, this only lasted for a few weeks because Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for around £71.6M.
Becker made his debut for the club against West Ham United, and since then, he has been a vital part of the team. Needless to say, this goalkeeper is one of the main reasons why Liverpool was unbeaten in more than 20 games in the league.
3. Naby Keïta
Keïta is a magnificent Guinean midfielder who became a part of Liverpool in 2017. The English club had to pay around £48M to Red Bull Leipzig, which made the player one of the most expensive transfers ever.
One of the interesting things about Naby Keïta is that he had to wear the number 8 shirt, which belonged to Steven Gerrard, one of Liverpool’s legends. The Guinean player scored his first goal for the club in 2019 against Southampton. Unfortunately, he received an injury later on that didn’t allow him to play for the rest of the season.
4. Diogo Jota
This player was signed in September of 2020 after Liverpool paid nearly £45M to Wolverhampton Wanderers. The striker made a name for himself in his former club because he helped it gain promotion to the Premier League.
Diogo Jota scored his first premier league goal against Arsenal and helped his club in the following matches. Jota's job isn’t easy because he has to compete with one of the world’s best forwards - Mohamed Salah.
The last player on this list is Fabinho, a Brazillian defensive midfielder who was signed by Liverpool for around £39. Besides his excellent skills, Fabingo is also one of the most versatile footballers because he can also play as a center-back and a right-back.
Written by Alan Spencer