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Defender tops the list: Liverpool's top 5 bargain buys of the century

Liverpool are currently in a path of incredible transfer dealings. Since the arrival of Michael Edwards and the banishment of the dreaded ‘transfer committee’, the Reds have pulled off some fantastic pieces of business. We take a look back at the top 5 bargain Liverpool signings of the century.

Coutinho makes the list of the top 5 bargain Liverpool signings. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

5th – Philippe Coutinho – £8.5m – Inter Milan

The Brazilian magician arrived on Merseyside for a meagre £8.5m in January 2013. He makes this list solely off the back of the gargantuan profit we made off this Liverpool signing. The Reds moved Coutinho onto Barcelona for a hefty £142m in January 2018.

4th – James Milner – Free – Manchester City

The versatile workhorse that is James Milner joined Liverpool from Man City on a free in 2015, he has been indispensable for the Reds since he joined, his work rate and leadership have been crucial to the implementation of Jürgen Klopp’s philosophy.

3rd – Joel Matip – Free – Schalke

It is only in recent months that Joel Matip has began to receive the praise he deserves. The Cameroonian has formed one of the Reds best ever modern partnerships alongside Virgil van Dijk, winning the Champions League in the process. He cost us zilch when we signed him from Schalke in 2016.

2nd – Andy Robertson – £8m – Hull City

We somehow paid just £8m for the best left back the Premier League has seen since the Patrice Evra/Ashley Cole era, Robbo looks set to eclipse the pair by the time he retires. Of course, he will be retiring at Liverpool.

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1st – Sami Hyypia – £2.6m – Willem II 

Right, we are cheating very slightly here. Sami Hyypia joined Liverpool in May 1999, however, his first games came in the 99-00 season so just let us and him have it. Oh Sami Sami, the Finnish centre half will always be a club legend, he formed a partnership for the ages alongside homegrown Jamie Carragher and he is always fondly received when he returns to Anfield.


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