The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for Liverpool fans. Yesterday the club announced the signing of Alisson from Roma, making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper and it’s all shaping up for a Premier League title challenge this season. Things haven’t always been breezy though, as the fans remember the days when Andy Carroll was their record signing.
At the start of last summer, Andy Carroll was Liverpool's most expensive transfer. Now he's not even in the the top 5.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) July 20, 2018
Over the last 12 months and three transfer windows, Liverpool have signed six players for more than the £35 million that Andy Carroll cost them back in January 2011. We are now a long seven years and a half years away from that fateful window though and the Kopites enjoy watching champagne football week in week out under their revolutionary gaffer, Jurgen Klopp.
Across the last few seasons the Reds have been accused of conceding some soft goals, which has led to Klopp and FSG forking out world record fees for a defender and a goalkeeper to bring in Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk, whilst still funding moves for the likes of Naby Keita, Fabinho, Mo Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain over the last year. It truly is the best time to be a Liverpool fan in the Premier League era and it will be no surprise if the Anfield faithful are celebrating winning the Premier League next May.
You can read the Liverpool fans’ verdict on their spending here:
Van Djik 75m
— King Edwards (@IqbalHu1987) July 20, 2018
As much as FSG are putting up the cash (thank you!!), it’s all about Jurgen – without him, most of these players go elsewhere.
— Guy Brown (@BrownGuidofcb) July 20, 2018
@SaberOCE this makes me happy
— Jake (@Addonnn) July 20, 2018
In Klopp we trust pic.twitter.com/UDAUG4yB3A
— oliver (@OliverMarcV) 20 July 2018
But net spend though?????? Where are all the FSG OUT boys now!!!! Haha I love how our spending is making people go crazy, especially them billionaires across the park.
— Mark Whitehead (@mw_maritime) July 20, 2018
Andy Who pic.twitter.com/swGI8L8eae
— JB. (@Limericktaximan) July 20, 2018
What a time to be alive
— | || || |_ (@edgyteen143) July 20, 2018
As you can see, there isn’t a Liverpool fan in sight who isn’t delighted with their club at the moment.