Liverpool is considered as one of the biggest teams in Europe and in the English premier league. It has had various managers coaching the team however we in this article choose to concentrate on Rafael Benitez, Brendan Rodgers and current coach Jurgen Klopp. The reason is because they have stayed in the club for a much longer time compared to other managers in the recent past and were therefore able to make many signings for the club. One of the biggest Liverpool transfer included big names in the football world such as Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling to other big teams.
Currently under Jurgen Klopp the signings made during the summer transfer window have really boosted the team across many competitions. Currently Liverpool is in the 3rd position in the premier league and are in the semi-finals stage of the Champions League facing Roma, Italy. Many football fans are betting for the team to be able to move past Roma and move to the finals. The power and the determination can be said to be coming from the impact that has been brought by some new signings.
Liverpool transfer history under Klopp
The current manager can be seen as good decisions for the club. At the summer transfer window Jurgen Klopp signed the sensational Mohammed Salah from Roma. The Egyptian has continued to impress as he is currently the top scorer in the English premier league with 31 goals and 9 assists. He has been so impressive at Liverpool and other big teams are interested in signing him. We will wait to see whether he will give in to those teams since his contract with the team just began this season.
He is set to get the premier league player of the season meaning that he will beat Harry Kane of Tottenham, Sergio Aguero of Manchester City, Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United who have also impressed in this season. The attacker is only 25 years and does have a bright future in football. After the West Bromwich and Liverpool game ended at 2-2, Mohammed Salah broke Didier Drogba’s record for the most goals scored in a season by an African player. Salah making the continent proud! Great moves Salah! Win the Ballon d’Or you deserve it!
Another transfer under Klopp which is considered as one of the biggest in the January transfer window when he signed defender, Virgil Van Djik from Southampton for world record 75 million pounds. Howeve, Klopp still has to continue boosting his squad and should take advantage of the upcoming transfer window.Another January transfer that was done by the manager was bringing in Tony Gallacher from Falkirk. However in the same January, Liverpool did sell some of its players who include Philipe Coutinho who left for Barcelona and became the third most expensive player in the world. The club also sent Daniel Sturridge to West Bromwich Albion on loan and Cameron Brannagan to Oxford. Philipe Coutinho move to Barcelona was expected to affect Liverpool’s performance however the team has managed to stay in their good form thanks to Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, and Roberto Firmino. However they still need to work on defense and will be able to contend better for the premier league title.
Other transfers made by Klopp included Christian Benteke who is currently at Crystal Palace although his form has dropped. Klopp was able to get Sadio Mane who moved from Southampton at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season he has been crucial in most wins for the team. Liverpool transfer history to Arsenal includes latest signing of a former Arsenal player Oxlade-Chamberlain who moved to Anfield at the beginning of the season. He’s always been a good player however he does not meet the hype that surrounds him because of his inconsistent form. He has to keep improving his performance in order to be regarded as a great signing made by Klopp which will benefit the whole team in the end.
Other players who moved from Arsenal to Liverpool are former players in the past who include Ray Kennedy. Kennedy played as a striker in the team and he held the transfer record for two years that is in 1974.Most of the Liverpool die-hard fans are from the older generation since this is the period when Liverpool used to play really and were considered the most dorminant club in the 1970s to 1980s .They are two titles away with 18 titles from Manchester United’s impressive 20 titles, who hold the most number of premier league titles. Are there other players who moved from Arsenal to Liverpool? How are they performing? This is just an example of Liverpool’s transfer history since the transfer was done in 1974.
Other transfer history made by Liverpool include icon Kenny Dalglish who signed for the team from Celtic in 1977 at 26 years. He is regarded as one of the finest players the club has ever seen. Out of 515 appearances he had 172 goals whereby he held the transfer record for 4 years. He was later on appointed as manager on two different occasions by the club. Liverpool is said to have hit the £200,000 mark with the purchase of Ipswich Town's 24-year-old forward David Johnson for precisely that sum on 12 August 1976. Johnson took some time settling into life with the reds, however he did eventually forge a fruitful partnership with Kenny Dalglish and ended his Liverpool career with stats of 78 goals in 213 games. Johnson was Liverpool's record signing for almost a year to the day.
Liverpool summer spending was met with joy by the Liverpool faithful after a huge spending by the manager,Jurgen Klopp. The club brought in big names like Mohammed Salah for 39 million pounds which by current standards seems to have been a bargain for the club considering how superb his form has been since signing for the reds from AS Roma.Mohamed Salah will be facing his former club,Roma in the Uefa Champions League semi-final stage in what football fans across the globe would dim as a fixture made in heaven for the Liverpool talisman.
Another notable summer signing that Liverpool made was the acquisition of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from premier league rivals,Arsenal, for 40 million pounds.The transfer was met by much criticism by the Arsenal fans who considered this as betrayal from the young Englishman having risen through the ranks from the Arsenal youth academy to the senior team. The player wanted to play in the mid position more which was not the case in most times and that could be one of the reasons he wanted to leave Arsenal.
Chamberlain’s performance in Liverpool is almost the same as at it was in Arsenal. Since joining Anfield he has managed to get 5 goals which he has made him receive more criticism and mockery from the Arsenal fans. Dominic Solanke also joined Liverpool from Chelsea due to lack of enough playtime. Having joined the team he has taken Divock Origi’s place in the first team. Dominic’s role under the 21 years England team is what drew much interest and Liverpool ended up signing him in to the team. He is a powerful finisher and has been impressive and he is definitely a star to watch.
Since Klopp became Liverpool’s manager he has been able to transform the team and the club at all. He’s patience has been tested quite a number of times by Liverpool’s inconsistency when he became the manager. His relationship with the players has had a big impact at how the team’s performance has continued to increase. He brought in Loris Karius from Mainz in Germany, Loris has been a good goalkeeper compared to Simon Mignolet who has conceded more goals. Loris Karius joined the club for 4.7 milllion pounds. Joe Matip also joined the club in the start of 2016/2017 season as a free agent from Schalke which is also in Germany. We all know Klopp is German could those signings have had any connections since the players were from his country? Roby Anderson joined as well during the 2017/2018 season from Newcastle at 8 million pounds.
Jurgen Klopp has been able to also make more changes during the the last summer window transfer as the club released some players. These were released to other clubs for good while others were loaned. Those who left under Klopp were Kolo Toure who left to Celtic is a free agent meaning that he was out of contract. Danny Ward joined Huddersfield on loan at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season. Jordon Ibe signed for Bournemouth at 15 million pounds. He has had a great input to the team’s general performance. Daniel Cleary left Liverpool for Birmingham which is in the champions league or the second league in England which normally comprises of 22 clubs. Adam Bogdan left on loan to Wigan just at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Many Liverpool’s faithful remember Joe Allen who left for Stoke City at the beginning of the 2016/2017 fixture. The midfielder has had 8 goals none the less has been very active in the team and Stoke City is known to cause problems for big teams during fixtures. He had joined Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers. This could sum Liverpool recent transfer history.
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Liverpool to Barcelona transfer history
Liverpool transfer history to Barcelona has involved some of the best players in the team such as the most recent transfer of Philipe Coutinho who is currently the third most expensive player in the history of football. He is in good form in his present club since he joined the team he has been able to have 2 goals and 5 assists. He seems to be settling in to the team well and is considered a top player in his native Brazil.He is expected to represent Brazil in the 2018 Fifa World Cup competition alongside superstars like Neymar and former teammate Roberto Firmino.
Another big name signing from Liverpool to Barcelona was former Westham man, Javier Mascherano. He moved from Liverpool to Barcelona back in August 2010 despite having two years left on the four year contract that he had signed for Liverpool.The transfer saga was initially met with resentment by the then Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson who insisted that the club wouldn’t sell him cheaply but he eventually left for Barcelona for a whooping 17 million pounds.The Argentine currently plays at the Hebei China Fortune football club having recently completed his transfer back in the winter transfer window,January 2018, after Barcelona announced that the centre back was leaving the club after seven and a half seasons.Despite such a long run in the club,he only managed to score one goal for Barcelona in the 2016/2017 season which was from the penalty spot.
Liverpool fc total spending could be estimated around 548,000,000 pounds. The player’s value has risen over the years mostly influenced by growing economy and also how the football market is rising with time. Neymar at the moment is expensive player after his move to Paris Saint Germain deal was concluded. Football fans expect to see the value of the football players continue to rise. In the 2017/2018 season alone Liverpool transfer spending was 169,500,000 million pounds with 13 arrivals in to the club and 12 departures who were sold for 168,030,000 million pounds.
This includes the winter and summer window transfers in this season. Liverpool fcs summer spending was 154 million pounds. This spending was on Mohammed Salah 36 million pounds from Roma, Dominic Solanke Chelsea the amount was not disclosed, Andrew Robertson 8 million pounds, Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton 75 million pounds making him one of the expensive defenders at the moment. Liverpool transfer spending when compared to other premier league clubs is high showing the urge that the club has in order to get really good players at the club.
Liverpool transfer history under Rodgers
There were 33 players who joined the club and he with other officials oversaw the new signings and it was also during his tenure that 38 players departed the club. The transfers are estimated to be 291,550,000 pounds while the departures brought in approximately 200,250,000 pounds in the transfer fees between the club and the teams that were involved. Some of the 33 players were Adam Lallana who is still actively till today, Kolo toure who was from Mancity but has since left the club, Mamadou Sakho was from Paris Saint Germain at 15 million pounds. Emre can joined from Bayer Leverkusen at 9.75 million pounds, he still plays for the club. Dejan Lovren also joined under Brendan Rodgers in 2014/2015 from Southampton for 20 million pounds.
The Belgian Divock Origi joined from Lille at 10 million pounds. Alberto Moreno also joined from Sevilla for 12 million pounds, Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo for 7.5 million pounds however he returned back to his former team and he is now among the highest top scorers 2017/2018 season in La Liga behind Messi, Ronaldo and Suarez. For more players there is a link below that also do indicate the figures as well as the clubs the players had joined from. liverpool net transfer spending under Rodgers was so much approximately 200,250,000 pounds and he was not able to win any trophy. The team’s performance detoriated leading to his sacking and he is currently at Celtic football club.
It is also expected that there were players that left Liverpool during Brendan Rodgers time who include Joe Cole who left for Westham as a free agent, Charlie Adam left for Stoke at 5.5 million pounds, Jay Spearing left for Bolton on loan. The sensational Steven Gerrard left as a free agent to LA Galaxy this was after his contract came to an end and will be remembered as one of the best in Liverpool. Raheem Sterling also left for Mancity and he has become such a great star after a shaky beginning. Other players had their loans terminated like Nuri Sahin who left for Real Madrid and Javier Manquillo who left for Atletico Madrid. There is a provided showing the players that left the club indicating the amount the club received and the clubs the players joined.
Liverpool transfer history under Rafael Benitez
The current Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez was Liverpool’s manager for six years before he left the club for Inter Milan. He was successful at the club taking the club to the UEFA finals in 2005. During his tenure he signed in 59 players and saw the departure of 72 players.
The net spending was equivalent to 68 million pounds with an average of 11.3 million pounds per year. The players that joined Rafael Benitez include Xabi Alonso from Real Sociedad, Fernando Toress who was from Atletico Madrid, Javier Mascherano from media sports investment, Robbie Keane from Tottenham Hotspurs. Players that left the club were Micheal Owen to Real Madrid at 8.5 million pounds, Antonio Nunez who left to Celta Vigo 2.0 million pounds, John Welsh’s to Hull City and Josemi who went to Villareal were swapped with other players no fees involved in the deal. The link provided shows the rafa benitez liverpool transfer history with relevant data that will interest you the reader.
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To sum Liverpool’s transfers it can be concluded that indeed Liverpool is a big team with huge finances. being able to get so many players under different managers goes to shows the extent at which the club is willing to go in order to win trophies. Liverpool transfer signings history was marked by the move of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona did prove that Liverpool is an old giant English team once more. The liverpool’s faithful’s have hope in winning this 2017/2018 champions league after beating Italian side Roma 5-2 in the first leg of the semi-finals. This is the close they have come since Rafa Benitez tenure to winning a