Liverpool has never proclaimed to be the richest club in European football. Yet they have won more titles than any other team on many times. As a result, several of the sport’s all-time greats have donned Liverpool’s red after making high-profile signings to the club.
Few clubs can match the Anfield side when it comes to a decorated past. Having won English league crowns, domestic cups, and the European Cup by defeating the finest teams in Europe.
Even though they have spent a lot of money on some of their players in the previous 20 years. The Reds have become a European powerhouse again thanks in large part to some of their purchases, who have shown to be wise investments.
Let us take a look on Liverpool’s top 5 best transfers of all time:
1. Mohamed Salah(from AS Roma)
Salah has found his legacy in Anfield history, but until now, he has not been accorded the respect he rightfully deserves for the incredible standards he established in his rookie season.
The Egyptian started off well in the league and kept scoring goals for the rest of the season. In his first season, he scored 43 goals, setting a Premier League record.
Since then, he’s never had a year with less than 23 goals across all competitions. He was the leading scorer when they won the Premier League and was the game-winner in the Champions League final.
Salah has secured his reputation as a Liverpool icon and is widely considered one of the world’s top players after a stellar 2021/22 season.
2. Luis Suarez(from Ajax)
When Fernando Torres left Liverpool for Chelsea in January 2011. Reds supporters were understandably distraught. However, they had no reason to fret since an even greater alternative was on the horizon.
Suarez joined the team in 2011 and was an immediate success, yet he didn’t reach his full potential until Brendon Rodgers took over as manager. He nearly led Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2013–14.
But the Reds faltered in the last games and missed out on the trophy. In that season, he was named the Premier League’s best player and the Golden Boot winner. He scored a lot of goals, and they were all fantastic.
3. Philippe Coutinho(from Inter)
When Rodgers made the decision to spend £8.5 million on an outcast from Inter. He was taking a bit of a risk. When the Brazilian transferred to Inter. It was widely believed that the move would launch him to the next level. Nevertheless, the move proved successful.
Coutinho required a coach who would have faith in him and make effective use of his abilities. Rodgers was able to accomplish this, and he continued to be an important player of the team until Barcelona came knocking in 2018.
4. Virgil Van Dijk(from Southhampton)
Virgil van Dijk’s, January 2018 move to Liverpool from Southampton was perhaps the club’s most significant signing in recent history. In his first six months as manager, he led the team to the Champions League final, and then the following year, he led them to victory.
Van Dijk’s leadership and distribution at centre defence may have been the most crucial factor in their championship victory, and he finished as the 2019 Ballon d’Or runner-up for his efforts.
In 2020/21, the Reds struggled without him as he was sidelined with a knee injury sustained in the Merseyside derby. Since moving from St. Mary’s to Anfield, Van Dijk has been one of the best bargains in football.
5. Fernando Torres(from Atletico Madrid)
Liverpool ultimately secured the signing of a new star center-forward in the form of Fernando Torres in 2007. Despite Manchester United’s continuing interest in the player.
Torres won his position fast, as on his Anfield debut he showed what he could do with an electrifying change of pace and exquisite finish against rivals Chelsea. It is not often that a player is an instant idol with new supporters, but Torres earned his status swiftly.
During his time with the club, the Spaniard’s incredible pace and finishing ability made him a terrifying opponent for the other team’s attackers.
Regretfully, things would finish on a bad note as he left for Chelsea for £50 million, only to never recover his greatest form again after that. This would be the beginning of the end.