The amount of money spent on Liverpool’s transfer of the last 5 years is 136.4 million USD – only one sixth of Man City.
This football team used to spend huge sums of money to recruit Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker, but it was offset by the sale of Coutinho to Barca for $ 183 million.
Liverpool succeeded by buying and selling tactics
Liverpool are only 14th in net spending over the past five years in the Premier League, far behind the $ 763.3 million of the leading team Man City. Man Utd ranked second with 615 million USD. Third place goes to Arsenal with $ 340 million.
Chelsea stands right above Liverpool, when only spending $ 146.5 million. The Stamford Bridge team managed to partially balance the trade thanks to Eden Hazard’s sale to Real Madrid last year. However, if the purchase of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig for $ 68 million is confirmed, the amount of Chelsea will increase again.
Tottenham is the team that actually spent at least among the six big teams: $ 135 million. Meanwhile, Norwich are the only team in the 20 Premier League teams this season to make a profit from a five-year transfer. They earned 32.3 million USD. However, Norwich are currently last and most likely relegated.
Liverpool was praised for not buying Werner
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore thinks that Timo Werner has not reached the level of Ronaldo or Messi for the old club to buy at all costs.
Since last summer, rumors of Liverpool pursuing Werner have emerged. However, when the contract between Chelsea and the German international was completed, the Leipzig representative said, Liverpool did not make any offers to ask, although Werner is playing the best season of his career with 31 goals in 41 matches.
Many British newspapers say that the $ 68 million fee for Werner is the main reason why Liverpool dropped Leipzig striker in the summer of 2020. But Collymore thinks that the cause is entirely in expertise.
Compared to Liverpool, Chelsea is at the stage of reconstruction in Frank Lampard’s era. At Stamford Bridge, the 24-year-old striker was almost certain to start.