Liverpool’s transfer business as compared to the rest of the Premier League this season has been a subject of discussion among supporters and pundits, with many claiming the club’s lack of investment in the last few transfer windows explains the team’s deteriorating position in the league this season.
Last season, the Reds fought until the bitter end with Manchester City for the title and got to three cup finals, winning the League Cup and FA Cup. But this year, Jurgen Klopp’s team has struggled to maintain any sort of form, with a plethora of injuries to the squad adding to the team’s woes.
With only one signing in January in Cody Gakpo, fans have expressed frustration at the lack of reinforcements brought into the team whilst the squad is plagued with so many injuries.
Twitter user @BlueCityBrain‘s graph above shows Liverpool’s net spend when compared to the rest of the Premier League clubs.
Liverpool are 11th on the list of spenders in the league this season, with £66 million pounds spent by the Reds in total.
Interestingly, Liverpool rank no.4 on the list of the highest spenders in Premier League, having spent £1.874 billion since 1992. Chelsea, just like this season, rank as the highest spenders by far. The Blues became the first Premier League team to spend £3 billion this January after new owner Todd Boehly splashed £300 million in a single transfer window.
Kieran Maguire’s graph below shows the net biggest spenders in the Premier League since its inception.
The purchases in the January transfer window mean that Chelsea are the first team in Premier League history to spend £3 billion on players since the EPL started in 1992/93. pic.twitter.com/tcigVlWQTJ
— Kieran Maguire (@KieranMaguire) February 1, 2023