According to reports from transfermarkt, Liverpool have been ranked 29th in terms of Europe’s biggest net spenders.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Jurgen Klopp the head coach / manager of Liverpool celebrates at full time during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield on January 19, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

The Reds since the start of 2015 have recorded an overall spend of just £127,2m – fewer than seven Premier League clubs including the likes of Manchester City, United, Arsenal, Everton Brighton, Wolves and Chelsea.

Liverpool also finished below European giants such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich.

The report is testament to the outstanding job FSG have overseen at the club following Jurgen Klopp’s appointment in 2015.

Shrewd recruitment has proven to be the key to the Premier League leaders’ success following their resurgence back to the peak of Europe’s elite.

In comparison to the money squandered by FSG in their early Anfield years that saw extravagance spent on players such as Andy Carrol and Lazar Markovic.

When you look at the price tags of some of the players in Klopp’s world-conquering squad the real question is how much are they worth now.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates his goal to make it 2-0 with Alisson Becker during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield on January 19, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Virgil van Dijk (£75 million) and Alisson (£65 million) have been two of the most transformative signings in Liverpool’s recent history and have massively enhanced their reputations since arriving at Anfield.

Fabinho (£43 million) has blossomed after an initial stop-start opening to his Liverpool tenure but has since to emerged as one of the best holding midfielders in European football.

Georginio Wijnaldum (£25 million) and Andy Robertson (£10 million) were both plucked from relegated clubs and were recently both nominated for the 2019 Ballon d’Or.

 

The fees paid for Sadio Mane (£30 million) and Mohamed Salah (£43 million) now seem like small change considering they have 163 goals between them for Liverpool.

The European champion have not just bought wisely but their ability to sell on players is even better.

Crystal Palace have enjoyed shopping in the Anfield window having paid Liverpool £32 million for Christian Benteke in the summer of 2016 and a further £26 million for Mamadou Sakho 12 months later.

In the summer of 2016, AFC Bournemouth paid £15 million for winger Jordon Ibe and a further £6 million (including add-ons) for full-back Brad Smith.

The fees received for Benteke, Sakho, Ibe, Smith and Solanke amount to a gargantuan £98 million with add-ons.

Liverpool may currently be dominating plaudits off the pitch, but they are just as a formidable force off it as well.

 

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