Five best signings Liverpool have made since 2010
Liverpool are one of the major powerhouses in English football. With an enviable trophy cabinet, the Merseyside outfit has always challenged for silverware, though a few performances over the years has been below par. They have tried to rectify it by bringing in new players, and we look at their best signings after 2010.
5. Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk is a great example of why it is worth paying a lot of money for a top-class defender. The gigantic Dutch defender boasts of incredible stats since arriving to Liverpool from Southampton for what was regarded as a wildly inflated price of GBP 75m. His arrival at the club has been pivotal to the Reds conceding just 13 times in 23 league games, as opposed to when they let in 42 last season. Quite often, we see Van Dijk initiating attacks for the Merseysiders, and it might not actually be a stretch if he becomes the League’s best player come the end of May.
4. Philippe Coutinho
The Brazilian wonderkid who was once dubbed as the ‘future of Inter’ joined Liverpool for GBP 8.5m, and started flourishing at Anfield where his vision, passing, dribbling and shooting earned him the nickname ‘The Magician’. After making his Liverpool debut in 2013, Coutinho scored 41 goals from 152 appearances for the Scousers, and is known for his devastating curling shots from outside the box. The Brazilian is the third-most expensive player, after he joined FC Barcelona for a massive USD 170m fee.
3. Sadio Mane
Known for his unassuming nature and humility off the field and his blistering pace and clinical finishing on the field, the Senegalese talent, Sadio Mane is part of a lethal attacking unit along with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Having scored in the 2018 Champions League final against Real Madrid, the 26-year old winger joined the Reds from Southampton for a fee of around GBP 34m, which made him the then-most expensive African player. He has scored 43 goals from more than 90 appearances for the club.
2. Luis Suarez
Incomparable with anyone in modern footballing history, Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez joined Liverpool from Ajax for a bargain fee of GBP 22.8m, despite the fact that he scored 111 goals in 159 appearances for the Dutch club. In a career blighted by controversies, Suarez has been at the forefront of European football for more than a decade, and became the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush to score 30 league goals in a season in 2013-14. He was also the first striker since Robbie Fowler to score at least 20 goals in successive seasons, and naturally he was endearing for the fans. After managing to rack up 82 goals for Liverpool, he joined FC Barcelona for GBP 65m.
1. Mohamed Salah
The Egyptian hero, Mohamed Salah has proved to be one of the shrewdest transfers in football history sheerly due to the massive returns the deal has produced. Ever since arriving at Anfield from AS Roma for a then-club record fee of GBP 36.9m, Mo Salah has mesmerized the world with his scintillating displays in front of goal. With 63 goals from just 83 appearances, the talismanic Salah is a true joy to behold, at the peak of his powers. He is known for his agility, finishing and incredible acceleration.