Summer Transfer Window 2022: List Of Signings And Departures For Liverpool
Liverpool’s money talked this summer transfer window as the Reds completed a club record signing in Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. Someone had to step in after the club lost Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich, and it was Nunez who racked up 34 goals in 41 appearances last season for the Portuguese side. However, apart from splashing the cash on the 23-year-old, it was a quiet window for the Reds.
But Jurgen Klopp faced dilemma late in the window after his midfielders became victims of long-term injuries one after the other. Klopp was left with Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Fabinho as his options in the midfield after Thiago, Curtis Jones, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were sidelined with injuries. Moreover, Ibrahima Konate, Diogo Jota, Calvin Ramsay and Joel Matip also joined the midfield quartet on the treatment table.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was in a fix after he lost a number of players to injuries as the season began, Credits: Twitter
Balanced business for Liverpool this summer
Liverpool acquired a total of four players this summer, while selling five and releasing three. The signing of Darwin Nunez was followed by the arrival of Fulham starlet Fabio Carvalho after a £5.3 million deal was agreed for him in April earlier this year. Carvalho helped the Cottagers last season to a promotion to the Premier League, tallying 10 goals and 8 assists in 36 Championship appearances.
Further on, Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen’s right-back Calvin Ramsay was snapped up for £4.4 million in order to provide backup for Trent Alexander-Arnold. However, the 18-year-old Scotland international is yet to feature for the Reds given his recovery from an injury. Liverpool’s midfield crisis forced them to enter the transfer market once again just when they thought their business is done.
Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo arrived on loan on the deadline-day after the Reds’ approach for other options including Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz failed. Coming to their sales, apart from Mane’s £28.8 million exit to Bayern, Liverpool got rid of their fringe players for hefty amounts.
Neco Williams was sold to Nottingham Forest for £18 million, Takumi Minamino to AS Monaco for £13.5 million, Marko Grujic to Porto for £8 million and Ben Davies for £4.2 million to Rangers.
Liverpool brought in former Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo on the deadline-day to resolve their midfield crisis. Credits: Twitter
Meanwhile, Divock Origi, Sheyi Ojo and Ben Woodburn departed for free. In total, Liverpool shelled out £76.8 million on signings, and recouped a remarkable £72.5 million from their sales. This should certainly be a thing of profit for Liverpool, given the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United who couldn’t pocket more than £20 million from sales after spending over £100 million.
Darwin Nunez- £67.5 million [plus add-ons worth £17.5m]
Fabio Carvalho- £5.3 million
Calvin Ramsay- £4.4 million
Arthur Melo- Loan
Sadio Mane- £28.8 million
Neco Williams- £18 million
Takumi Minamino- £13.5 million
Marko Grujic- £8 million
Ben Davies- £4.2 million
Lorius Karius- released
Divock Origi- free transfer to AC Milan
Sheyi Ojo- free transfer to Cardiff
Ben Woodburn- free transfer to Preston..CONTINUE.YOUR.READING
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