Most expensive Liverpool transfers ever
Liverpool have made some excellent signings during the FSG reign. The American owners have revolutionised the club’s transfer policy in their time. The Reds have earned a reputation for identifying value in the market, snapping up stars at a bargain price. In ascending order here are the most expensive incoming Liverpool transfers ever:
Sadio Mane – £34m – Southampton
Liverpool signed Sadio Mane from Southampton for £34m in 2016.
The Senegal winger netted 13 goals in his debut season for the Reds.
Mo Salah – £34m – Roma
A year after the Reds brought Mane in, Liverpool signed Mo Salah for £34m from Roma.
In his first season with the club he broke the record for the most goals in a 38 game Premier League season, netting 32 times.
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – £35m – Arsenal
The summer of 2017 also saw Liverpool sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal for £35m.
The Englishman excelled in the centre of midfield but his career has since been blighted by injuries.
Andy Carroll – £35m – Newcastle
January 2011 saw one of the Reds’ most ill fated transfers.
Liverpool signed Andy Carroll for around £35m – a club record at the time.
The striker’s career was ravaged by injuries.
Fabinho – £39m – Monaco
Shortly after losing the Champions League final in Kiev, Liverpool signed Fabinho from Monaco for £39m.
The Brazilian has since become a fan favourite for his reading of the game and one-on-one defensive capabilities.
Diogo Jota – £41m – Wolves
Liverpool signed Diogo Jota from Wolves for £41m in the summer of 2020.
The move took plenty of people by surprise as the club hadn’t been linked with the Premier League star at all before the switch.
Naby Keita – £48m – RB Leipzig
In 2017 Liverpool paid £48m to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.
The Guinean arrived at the club the following summer and has since failed to hit the heights expected of him due to persistent injury problems.
Alisson Becker – £66.8m – Roma
The Reds lost the Champions League final in 2018 due to a pair of horrific errors from Loris Karius.
Liverpool responded by signing Alisson Becker from Roma for £66.8m.
The keeper has been a revelation since his record breaking move.
Virgil van Dijk – £75m – Southampton
January 2018 saw the Reds sell one of their best players to Barcelona.
The month also saw Liverpool sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75m.
Never has a move so expensive been proven such a bargain.
Note: Fees stated are based on reporting from the BBC, other sources may vary