Liverpool’s top five January signings

The January window is open and it is a window that has been very kind to Liverpool over the years.

The Reds have dipped into this window on several occasions in Premier League history.

Whether this be to help secure Champions League football or strengthen their bid for a title challenge.

However, this window can prove to be a hard one for clubs to get right, with the club also getting it wrong on many occasions.

There is no question that Liverpool will need to dip into the market for a centre back in this window. The injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez added with the fitness of Joel Matip sees the Reds need defensive cover.

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So with the Reds under pressure to enter the market, I have picked my top five January signings by the club.

1. Virgil van Dijk

There is no contest for the number one spot on this list. The Dutchman has completely changed this club since his arrival. His move from Southampton in 2018 has been the catalyst for success for Klopp’s side.

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There is no surprise that Liverpool reached two Champions League finals (winning one), won a Premier League title and become World Club champions since his arrival. Some would argue he may be the greatest signing in LFC history. 

2. Luis Suarez 

When Fernando Torres left for Chelsea back in January 2011, many Reds’ fans wondered where their goal threat would come from. However, three days before selling Torres, the club signed Luis Suarez who would become one of the worlds best strikers during his time at Anfield.

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The Uruguayan would leave the club scoring 69 goals and assisting 23 times in just 101 games in the league. His 2013/14 season will go down as one of the greatest individual seasons of all time.

He scored 31 goals in 33 games as Liverpool narrowly lost out to Manchester City in the title race.

3. Philippe Coutinho 

Known to the fans as ‘the magician’, Coutinho proved to be a bargain when he was signed from Inter Milan for £8.5m in 2013. The Brazilian would go on to become one of the best midfielders in the league during his time in the league.

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The end of his time at the club came to a bitter end but his talents on the pitch are unforgettable. His final five months at the club saw him score seven times and notch six assists in just 14 league games.

The club sold him for a staggering £145m in 2018 and those funds would be used to sign Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk.

4. Javier Mascherano

The Argentinian had only made five appearances for West Ham United before officially signing for Liverpool in February 2007. His defensive move would become permanent in the same month in 2008.

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His ability allowed gave Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso the freedom to run the midfield for Liverpool. He played an integral part in a midfield that was considered the best in Europe at that time.

5. Daniel Agger

The Danish international was signed by Rafa Benitez from Brøndby in 2006 for just £6m.

During his time on Merseyside, Agger would become a fan favourite at the club, especially with his goal in the 2007 Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.

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However, injuries became a regular appearance for Agger after his big move to Anfield. When Agger was not injured, he was considered one of the best defenders in Europe at the time. He was linked with the likes of Barcelona during his time but stayed loyal to the club.

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