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Liverpool’s most expensive signings

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The Reds have splashed out on numerous signings, as they seemingly look to compete once more in the echelons of world football. We assess Liverpool’s most expensive signings to ascertain whether they justified such massive pricetags.

5. Sadio Mane (£34m)

After an excellent 2015/2016 season at Southampton. The Senegalese forward sealed a big money move to Liverpool in the summer of 2016.

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<>Sadio-Mane-Liverpool

Mane had an immediate impact in the league for his new club, securing a memorable brace in a thrilling 4-3 win against Arsenal on his debut and added a further 12 goals in the entire campaign. The club’s Player of the Year was awarded to the 25-year-old to cap off a brilliant first season in Merseyside.

4. Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain (£35m)

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<>Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Lambasted over his inability to hold a sufficient place down at Arsenal despite his obvious talent.  It appeared a move away from London seemingly was the best option for the star.

Chamberlain eventually took a pay cut, joining Liverpool for £35m and raising doubts as to what the England international has to offer. In fairness though, the 24- year- old improved performances at Liverpool has silenced a few doubters and while the pacey winger-cum-midfielder has a tendency to go missing in games. He has demonstrated flashes of ingenuity necessary to become a star at Anfield.

3. Andy Carroll (£35m)

The protracted exit of Fernando Torres on deadline day to Chelsea in 2011, led to a avalanche of desperate attempts to replace the hitman. The Reds had a bid of £35m accepted for Andy Carroll from Newcastle. The Big Georgie arrived same season with Luis Suarez who was signed from Ajax for a lesser fee.

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<>ANDY CARROLL AND DALGLISH

Although, it is the latter who had a more than sizable impact at the club as the former massively flopped, scoring a meagre 11 goals before offloaded to West Ham for half the price tag

2. Muhammed Salah (£40m)

A bid of £40m was enough for Roma to depart with their winger, despite scoring 19 goals and having over double figures in assists. The Chelsea reject, though had a point to prove after featuring just 12 times in an underwhelming spell at his former club.

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A goal for Liverpool in the Premier league opener against Watford opened the floodgates, with the Egyptian becoming the first player to score over 30 goals in his first season and has earned comparisons with Lionel Messi over his dribbling ability. The 25 year old appears unstoppable as he continues to stumble records in his quest to redeem his image as a top -level footballer.

1. Virgil Van Dijk £75M

The Netherlands International was consistently linked with Liverpool, prior to his eventual switch to Anfield in the winter transfer window of 2018. A goal on his debut against cross town rivals Everton goal earned him a cult legend status amongst fans. His early performances though were mixed, making series of errors in losses to West Brom and Swansea.

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<>Virgil-van-Dijk

However, the Liverpool’s most expensive signing increasingly looks comfortable in the heart of Liverpool’s defence and his easy on the eye approach appears to have rubbed on his defensive teammates who have likewise improved.

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