Some of the biggest sales for Liverpool have also made British transfer history. Liverpool is known for having gotten substantial amounts for their players when the transfer windows close. In this article, you can learn more about Liverpool’s biggest sales of all time and prepare yourself for the upcoming January transfer window.
Liverpool is known for many things. One of them is being extraordinarily gifted in getting large fees for their players in order to be able to acquire their own transfer targets. This has led to some quite significant sales in the last 10+ years. As the January transfer window is coming up, it’s time to look back at some of the biggest sales in the club’s history. These historical transfer data might help give an inclination of the transfer sums. If you’re betting on the upcoming transfer window, this information as well as some additional Premier League predictions might come in handy. Even if you’re not playing, you can just be in awe of the massive sums that Liverpool has sold their highest-selling players for.
Philippe Coutinho (€142m, 2018, Barcelona)
The most profitable of all the biggest sales was the sale of Philippe Coutinho in 2018. Coutinho was not only one the most expensive in Liverpool’s sales history but also in the transfer history in general. Barcelona signed Coutinho as a replacement for one of their star players, Neymar, who was transferring to PSG. The first bid was initially rejected but Coutinho decided to make a transfer request. The sale came through in 2018 but didn’t exactly go as planned. He was quickly loaned out and later transferred to Aston Villa after unimpressive results at Camp Nou.
Luis Suarez (€81.7m, 2014 Barcelona)
Another player sold to Barcelona for one of the biggest sums in Liverpool’s history is Luis Suarez. It was at Anfield that Suarez truly put himself on the map. In 2013-14, he was one of the best players in the world and had just had a highly impressive season in the Premier League. This made Barcelona decide to purchase Suarez and quickly became a part of a famous trio consisting of himself, Neymar, and Messi.
Raheem Sterling (€63.7m, 2015 Manchester City)
The final bid on Raheem Sterling ended an a striking €63.7m after several attempts from Manchester City. The young player was a bit a of gamble for City but he ended up becoming worth every penny. Sterling became one of Europe’s best attackers during his time in City. Last year, he was transferred to Chelsea.
Fernando Torres (€58.5m, 2011, Chelsea)
Another Liverpool player who transferred to Chelsea was Fernando Torres. They bought him from Liverpool for a staggering amount of €58.5m. At the time, it was a new British transfer record. Unfortunately, Torres didn’t have much success in his time at Chelsea. He ended up being sold to Atletico Madrid not long after.
Fabinho (€46.7m, 2023, Al-Ittihad)
This year, Liverpool completed another major sale that managed to make it to the list when they sold defensive midfielder Fabinho. During his time at Liverpool, Fabinho peeked and became one of the world’s best players in his position. He played an active role in the club’s Premier League victory in 2019. But lately, he began to fall behind which eventually led to the sale to Al-Ittihad. Fabinho is far from the only star player to join the Saudi Pro League which has managed to get several football legends for staggering transfer amounts. Chances are that we’re going to see more record-breaking transfers to the Saudi Pro League in the coming years.