Top 10 most expensive transfers of Liverpool of all time

Many players have helped lead the club to famous victories, and here are the top 10 most expensive players in Liverpool history.

10. Mohamed Salah – £37.8m (from Roma, 2017)

In a similar vein to Mane, he scored in his league debut and then never stopped. In his debut season with Liverpool, he scored 43 goals and set a new record by scoring 32 times in the Premier League.


9. Diogo Jota – £40m (from Wolves, 2020)

Despite suffering an injury in the middle of his rookie season, Jota nevertheless scored 13 goals in all competitions for the Reds. In his second year, he improved to 21 goals across all contests.


8. Fabinho – £40.5m (from Monaco, 2018)

Similar to Firmino, Mane, and Salah, Fabinho is a tough defensive midfielder who played an important role in Klopp’s Liverpool renovation.


7. Christian Benteke – £41.8m (from Aston Villa, 2015)

Christian Benteke moves to Liverpool after scoring 49 goals in three seasons for Aston Villa.

Despite his obvious talent, he was only at Liverpool for a single season, during which he scored 10 goals in 14 league matches before being moved to Crystal Palace for £28 million.


6. Luis Diaz – £50m (from Porto, 2022)

Luis Diaz was signed in January of 2022 for a base salary of £37.5m plus £12.5m in incentives. In his 2.5 years in Portugal, the Colombian has become one of the most dynamic attackers in Europe.


5. Cody Gakpo – £50 million (from PSV, 2023)

After defeating Manchester United, Liverpool reportedly bought Gakpo for themselves in January 2023.

Gakpo was one of the 2022 World Cup’s brightest young strikers, helping the Netherlands to the tournament’s quarterfinals with three goals.


4. Naby Keita – £54m (from RB Leipzig, 2018)

Liverpool spent over £50 million on Naby Keita to add depth to their midfield after he had two successful seasons at RB Leipzig.

Now that we can see the big picture, we can see that the fee was too high and Keita has yet to earn it with his performances. Injuries have been a problem for Keita ever since he arrived in England.

So, he jusst played 522 minutes in the Premier League in the 2020/21 season and made 25 appearances in all competitions for the club in a single year.


3. Alisson – £56.3 million (from Roma, 2018)

Even though both Keita and Alisson were signed in the summer of 2018, the Guinea midfielder fared significantly better at Anfield than did Liverpool’s goalkeeper signing, Alisson.

In his first season with the team, he posted an incredible 27 clean sheets across all competitions, providing a solid base from which they won the Champions League.

The foundation he laid with his defensive quartet resulted in a Premier League championship in 2020.


2. Virgil van Dijk – £76.2m (from Southampton, 2018)

The January 2018 acquisition of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton was arguably the most consequential signing in Liverpool’s recent history.

Van Dijk, who is a runner-up for the 2019 Ballon d’Or – the finest center back in the world, might be the most crucial player in their championship-winning squad thanks to his leadership and distribution in defense.


1. Darwin Nunez – £85.6 million (from Benfica, 2022)

When Liverpool bought forward Darwin Nunez from Benfica in the summer of 2022, he set a club record for transfer fee.

Liverpool has agreed to pay a total of £85.6 million (€100 million), comprised of an original £64.2 million (€75 million) plus £21.4 million (€25 million) in surcharges.

The Reds are crossing their fingers that he can replicate Luis Suarez’s success at Anfield.