Jurgen Klopp is without an iota of doubt, one of the best coaches in the game at the moment. He has enjoyed remarkable successes since joining the Anfield faithful in 2015.
Unlike Pep Guardiola and Manchester United, Klopp is not known for spending big in the transfer market.
With a limited amount of budget, the German tactician has been able to sign some terrific talents who have grown to become a world-class players in Liverpool.
In that regard, let’s check out the top five expensive signings he has made since joining Liverpool.
- Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers to Liverpool for €44.7 million)
In need of a quality backup for Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino, Jurgen Klopp made a remarkable move for a 23-year-old forward from Wolves in the summer of 2020.
Though it took him time to settle at Anfield, Diogo Jota absolved the pressure well in his first season at the club, scoring 13 goals in 30 games despite being plagued with injuries.
- Luis Diaz (Porto to Liverpool for €45 million)
In need of another backup striker, Liverpool completed a shocking move for Luis Diaz at the close of the winter transfer window. Since joining Liverpool, Luis Dias has proved instrumental, inserting 25 appearances across all competition while finding the back of the net four times.
However, his crowning moment at the club was the man of the match performance at Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League second leg tie, with the Columbia international coming off the bench to overturn a two goals deficit for his side.
- Fabinho ( Monaco to Liverpool for €45 million 2017)
Fabinho and Luis Dias coincidentally joined Liverpool for the same amount. However, the midfielder signed for the Merseyside club four years earlier than the Columbian forward.
Since joining Liverpool, Fabinho has been nothing short of sensational. He has grown to become arguably one of the best players in his position and has been a key man in Liverpool’s dominance under Jurgen Klopp.
- Naby Keita (RB Leipzig to Liverpool for €60 million)
Klopp had to wait a long time to land Naby Keita at Liverpool. The midfielder was signed from RB Leipzig in 2017 but had to wait till the following season to make his debut at Liverpool.
At Liverpool, Naby has grown to become one of its finest midfielders while also cementing his place in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Although his time in England hasn’t been a bed of roses due to several injuries, he has shown the world a glimpse of his capabilities this season.
- Alisson Becker (A.S. ROMA to Liverpool for €62.5)
Signed from A.S. ROMA a season after Karius’s blunder cost Liverpool their 6th European Cup/UEFA Champions League title, Alisson has been nothing short of a blessing for Jurgen Klopp.
His commanding presence has helped Liverpool become a team to beat in England.
He won the Premier League Golden Gloves in his debut season at Liverpool, while also helping them clinch their 6th Champions League title.
- Virgil Van Dijk (Southampton to Liverpool for €84.65 million)
Many eyebrows were raised when Liverpool signed Virgil Van Dijk for a club-record fee of €84.65 million. Expectations were high, doubters were all over but the former Celtic man would then go to silence them all.
He was key in Liverpool’s relentless race to the Champions League final in 2018 and a major factor in their Triumph the following year.
Since joining the club, Van Dijk has brought more composure and solidity to Liverpool’s backline, something they had lacked in the early years of Klopp’s tutelage.
His undeniable importance was highlighted in the 2021/22 season when he suffered a season-ending knee injury due to Jordan Pickford’s tackle.