Liverpool didn't as he made just one appearance for the club and now plays for Accrington Stanley in League One. Depay—who played under Louis van Gaal at last summer's World Cup—might not go straight into the side at Old Trafford, but his promise is vast as a striking alternative. End of loan Jul 31, 2020: Sum: €79.70m: Average age of arrivals: 22.6: Total market value of arrivals: €157.60m All Rights Reserved. They seemed nailed on that Sakho, Rossiter and Ibe would still be at the club and would be among the best players in the Premier League. In 2015, the Reds were not in a good spot. ... Jurgen Klopp since October 2015 - Net Spend: £102,650,000. It has restored a swagger to the club that had been missing. An assessment of Liverpool's transfer window. The Reds bolster a star-studded squad with the likes of Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Liverpool's first signing of the season was that of Greek left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas from Olympiacos for €13 million. Add in the fact that it was a free transfer, and you have all the elements of a deal that really should work out for both the player and his new club, who look set to give him a central role as they embark on life without Steven Gerrard. Coutinho thrived at Anfield but has not looked the same player since his departure. Discussions over the vast £49 million fee might still be doing the rounds, but Manchester City have secured themselves a real talent in Raheem Sterling—who at 20 years old only looks like he's going to get better. He has scored just four times in 86 games for the Cherries and is miles off an England place. Tito dragged into ANC jet row. At least they got one prediction right. Mohamed Salah's disallowed goal: What is the greatest disallowed goal ever scored? Fast forward five years and they are now the best team in the world. Not many thought things could get better for Liverpool after their 2018-19 Champions League triumph, but it has. He was sold to Bournemouth for £15m just a year later. Everyone loves a maverick Brazilian, and with the arrival of Roberto Firmino at Liverpool, the Premier League is about to see one. ... who signed for the club from Aston Villa in the summer of 2015. © 2020 Sports New Media Limited. The position is one with which United have somewhat struggled during recent seasons, with Rafael never truly convincing everyone and Antonio Valencia still appearing to have something of a makeshift look about him. Ouch. Tsimikas will provide some much-needed cover at the left-back position for Liverpool. The club's activity in the transfer window over the last few seasons has massively benefited the team. Now 22, Ojo is still at Liverpool but is spending the season on loan at Rangers. Liverpool started a new era when they hired Jurgen Klopp in 2015. The majority of Liverpool and Klopp's success at Anfield must, however, be credited to Liverpool's transfer business over the last few years. The Liverpool Echo have shown that. The Liverpool Echo decided to have a bit of fun in 2015 by predicting Liverpool's squad for 2020. 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If he hits the ground running, that fee will be the last thing on people's minds. Whether it is a big-money arrival or a clever addition to a team's squad, new signings all serve their purpose for managers hungry to build on what happened last season or establish a new beginning. It's always hard to predict the future. There is a very real sense that Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew is going to follow in their footsteps following what looks to be a very smart free transfer move from Marseille. Slaven Bilic's West Ham revolution is taking place with some eye-catching additions, none more so than French international midfielder Dimitri Payet from Marseille. Klopp has revolutionised Liverpool and the modern game of football with his heavy press and attacking style of football. If they had that team now, Liverpool would struggle to finish in the top half of the Premier League. Ibe would probably be an England regular at this point, too," they wrote of Ibe. That means their prediction comprises of players solely from players on Liverpool's books in 2015. Liverpool have also sent Taiwo Awoniyi, Sehyi Ojo, and Lorius Karius out on season-long loans. Everton supporters spent more time on the edges of their seats than sitting in them during Gerard Deulofeu's loan spell at Goodison Park in the 2013/14 campaign, and there is a sense of giddiness for his permanent arrival at the club that few other players would have been able to create. Liverpool have managed to strengthen their squad even further this summer with the signings of Thiago Alcantara and Jota. The 25-year-old will be bringing his clever movement, leadership skills and goalscoring ability to a squad that was hardly short on those qualities in the first place. Champions of England after two decades, ninety-nine points in a single Premier League campaign, eighteen points ahead of their closest rivals. An £11 million deal for a 33-year-old seems like an unlikely No. The signings of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk, Alisson, and Andrew Robertson have undoubtedly resulted in Liverpool becoming a powerhouse of European football again. Like Coutinho, it's likely he would still be at Liverpool had he not forced through a move to Man City a few months after the prediction was made. Linking up again with his former Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman, Clasie's energy and enthusiasm in the centre of the pitch will be of huge use to the Saints, who might soon forget all about Schneiderlin. However, Liverpool were on a gradual rise under Klopp, finishing fourth in the 2016-17 campaign, third in the 2017-18 Premier League season, second in the 2018-19 season and eventually ended up as champions of the Premier League in the 2019-20 season. There have been a number of impressive Dutch talents who've swapped their homeland for the Premier League this summer, and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is chief among them. He plays in a position where the Reds struggled badly last season, and as a proven Premier League performer, he instantly improves Brendan Rodgers' side. Few transfers into the Premier League this summer have raised as many eyebrows as Yohan Cabaye's from Paris Saint-Germain to Crystal Palace, where the former Newcastle United midfielder will link up with his old Toon boss, Alan Pardew. Credit goes to the Echo, though, as they thought he would be replaced with a signing and didn't deem Liverpool's youth goalkeepers to be good enough. He was shipped off last summer to Club Brugge after spending a season as back-up to Alisson. Paul Pogba: How much has the Manchester United star cost them since signing? The doubters will tell you that he's past his best and has suffered with injuries in the past couple of years, but Bastian Schweinsteiger's move from Bayern Munich to Manchester United seems to be more than just a transfer. The only other weakness Liverpool had to address this summer was their depth in attacking positions. Liverpool's 15 best signings of all time. We've often heard grumbling about "the English premium"—a price tag placed on young native players that makes them far more expensive than their foreign counterparts—and so when you can snap up a 24-year-old current England international for £12.5 million, that has to be cause for celebration. The charismatic German took time to settle in England, leading Liverpool to an eighth-place finish in his first season at the club. After superbly leading Palace to safety and beyond last season, Pardew will now be determined to create a lasting legacy at Selhurst Park, and the addition of the classy French international Cabaye will certainly add to that possibility. Liverpool filled that gap in their squad by signing Jota from Wolves for €45 million. Educated at Atletico Madrid, Obiang has carved out a reputation as a box-to-box midfielder who doesn't neglect his defensive duties in Serie A, and that would seem to stand him in perfect stead for an impressive career in the Premier League with manager Slaven Bilic's Hammers. Clever additions have been a hallmark of Swansea's four seasons in the Premier League, with the likes of Michu and Gylfi Sigurdsson making their marks at Liberty Stadium after having arrived from elsewhere. Honestly. Liverpool were a shadow of the team they are now five years ago. The Gunners have immensely strengthened their squad with the addition of the Czech veteran, who comes into Arsene Wenger's side and immediately improves it in an area where it drastically needed surgery. Wilson has impressed in the past few seasons on loan at Hull, Derby and now Bournemouth. Not a bad shout. In all, the Liverpool Echo only correctly predicted two players in Liverpool's current squad: Henderson and Origi. Since his arrival in October 2015, Klopp has transformed Liverpool’s fortunes and recently helped deliver their first league title in 30 years, with the club’s work in the transfer market a huge factor in their success. Many football fans and pundits wondered how Liverpool would be able to improve their squad this summer, or if they even needed to invest in a squad that won the Premier League by an eighteen point margin. The 23-year-old makes his way to Anfield via Hoffenheim in Germany, and it is that spell in European football that has generated such high hopes among Reds supporters, who will expect that their new man has received sufficient grounding on the continent to succeed. Thiago Alcantara is arguably one of the best midfielders on the planet, a proven winner, and a player that would make the starting XI of any team in the world. Adam Lallana left Liverpool this summer to join Brighton on a free transfer after seeing his contract with the Merseyside club expire at the end of last season.
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