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Who are Liverpool’s record signings? Salah, Alisson, Van Dijk and the club’s top 10

11:10 EAT 20/07/2018
Mohamed Salah Virgil van Dijk Naby Keita composite
Liverpool have a mixed track record when spending big on players, with some producing top talent but others turning into complete flops

Liverpool are still striving to recapture the glory days of the past, with the club prepared to spend big when necessary in order to acquire talent that they believe will help to bring the good times back to Anfield. Who, though, are the club’s most elaborate purchases? Goal takes a look at the top 10 ..

  • Roberto Firmino Liverpool 2017-18

    #10 Roberto Firmino | £29 million

    Was never a prolific frontman for Liverpool before this season after joining in 2015 from Hoffenheim, but he has shone this year scoring 27 goals from his 52 appearances in all competitions. 

    Is ideally suited to Jurgen Klopp’s high-tempo and high-press style of football, with the 26-year-old prepared to work hard for the collective cause, rather than pursue his own ends.

  • Sadio Mane Liverpool

    #9 Sadio Mane | £30 million

    Scorer of the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history, the hard-working forward was snapped up from Southampton in the summer of 2016.

    Made an instant impact at Anfield and, after 13 goals in an injury-hit debut campaign, he scored 20 in all competitions this year including one in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. 

  • Christian Benteke | Liverpool

    #8 Christian Benteke | £32.5 million

    Eyebrows were raised when the Reds splashed the cash to sign a powerful target man who, despite impressing at Aston Villa, contradicted the ball-playing philosophies of the club.

    The Belgium international proved to be an expensive flop as he was offloaded to Crystal Palace after just 12 months at Anfield.

  • Andy Carroll during Liverpool playing days

    #7 Andy Carroll | £35 million

    Part of a remarkable January deadline day in 2011 which saw the Reds move for the burly frontman as well as Luis Suarez after offloading Fernando Torres to Chelsea in a British transfer record deal.

    Never really got going at Anfield and eventually saw a loan move to West Ham made permanent after netting just 11 times for Liverpool.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool Premier League

    #6 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | £35 million

    Former Southampton academy product Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool from league rivals Arsenal on deadline day last summer. 

    The 24-year-old impressed for Liverpool, making 42 appearances and scoring six goals before his season was cut short by an injury that also ruled him out of the World Cup for England.

  • Mohamed Salah Liverpool golden boot Premier League

    #5 Mohamed Salah | £36.9 million

    The Egyptian was offloaded permanently by Chelsea in 2016 but made his return to England last summer with Liverpool following an impressive season with Roma.

    The 25-year-old has had the season of his dreams, scoring 44 goals in 52 games as he won all of the major individual honours and spearheaded Liverpool’s charge to the Champions League final.

    However, Salah endured heartbreak in Kiev when he suffered a dislocated shoulder in a challenge with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos which ensured he travelled to the World Cup under a fitness cloud.

  • Fabinho Monaco 2017-18

    #4 Fabinho | £39 million

    Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign the Brazil international who will join the club officially on July 1.

    The 24-year-old excelled last season playing as a defensive midfielder for Monaco and he looks like being the replacement for Emre Can, who is expected to join Juventus after Liverpool confirmed the Germany international is leaving.

    Fabinho, who had previously been linked with Manchester United, is capable of playing in several positions and is an astute addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

  • Naby Keita

    #3 Naby Keita | £52.75 million

    Liverpool agreed what was a club-record fee at the time for the RB Leipzig midfielder in the summer of 2017, with the deal to come into effect in 2018.

    The box-to-box midfielder has scored 17 goals in his two seasons for the Bundesliga side and his arrival at Anfield has been eagerly anticipated.

  • Jurgen Klopp Alisson Becker Liverpool 19072018

    #2 Alisson | £56 million

    The Brazilian became the most expensive goalkeeper in history after completing his move to Liverpool from Roma.

    Liverpool have paid an initial £56m ($73m) for Alisson, with a further £9m ($12m) due in add-ons, and the keeper has signed a six-year contract at Anfield.

    The 25-year-old was also a target for Chelsea and Real Madrid, and his signing is expected to bring to an end Liverpool's goalkeeping troubles.

  • Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool 04102018

    #1 Virgil van Dijk | £75 million

    The long-term Liverpool target finally signed for the club in January in a deal that saw him become the most expensive defender in world football.

    The 26-year-old impressed during the second half of the season, making 22 appearances in all competitions and is a prime candidate to become Liverpool captain in the coming years.