The January transfer window has closed and Liverpool’s lethargic looking midfield will have to persevere in hope of reaching the top four without any new additions.
Twitter user @BlueCityBrain has complied and incredibly detailed list of a number of clubs’ net spending over the last five years. Of course, the salaries Liverpool pay are amongst the highest in the world and this needs to be taken into account.
According to @BlueCityBrain, Liverpool’s net spend over the past five seasons has been £262.6M.
It is expected that Liverpool will sign at least two high profile midfielders in the summer.
Chelsea’s net spend was a whopping £656.9M. Nearly three times that of Liverpool. This window alone they spent approximately £400M.
Manchester City are renowned for their heavy spending but they also recoup much of that on selling players at the right time. Gabriel Jesus was sold to Arsenal for £45M in the summer. Although Erling Haaland’s transfer is recorded at £51M, the total package including commissions, bonuses, etc is reportedly over €300M. Marca report that Haaland earns €40M per season.
Liverpool’s arch rivals Manchester United spent £581.9M net over the course of the same period.
United spent over €90M on Antony alone. He has yet to justify that price tag.
Premier League leaders Arsenal have a net of just over £491M.