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Liverpool's Transfer Business Since Michael Edwards Became Sporting Director Is Incredible

Liverpool's Transfer Business Since Michael Edwards Became Sporting Director Is Incredible

Liverpool's incredible transfer business over the last few years has come thanks to one man in particular - sporting director Michael Edwards.

The Reds have had a slow summer transfer window but reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for Thiago on Thursday.

It is believed the club will pay £20 million for the Spaniard with clauses potentially taking it to £26m.

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A fan on Twitter pointed out that is just £1m higher than Bournemouth paid Liverpool for Dominic Solanke back in January 2019.

Liverpool of 2020 are a far cry from the Liverpool that spent £35m on Andy Carroll on deadline day back in 2011.

A lot of that can be traced back to Edwards, who became sporting director in 2016.

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Liverpool have gone on to become Premier League and European Champions in that time while keeping their net spend moderately low compared to 'big six' rivals.

Check out the transfers the club have made under his guidance below.

SIGNINGS

Sadio Mane - £37m

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Loris Karius - £4m

Joel Matip - FREE

Ragnar Klavan - £4m

Georginio Wijnaldum - £25m

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Dominic Solanke - £4m

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Andy Robertson - £8m

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - £35m

Virgil van Dijk - £75m

Naby Keita - £53m

Fabinho - £40m

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Xherdan Shaqiri - £13m

Alisson Becker - £67m

Adrian - FREE

Takumi Minamino - £7.25m

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Kostas Tsimikas - £11.75m

Thiago - £20m

TOTAL: £442 million

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There aren't many flops on that list. Check out the outgoings under Edwards' stewardship below.

DEPARTURES

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Sergi Canos - £2.5m

Jordon Ibe - £16m

Martin Skrtel - £5m

Joe Allen - £14m

Brad Smith - £3m

Christian Benteke - £28m

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Luis Alberto - £4m

Tiago Illori - £4m

Lucas Leiva - £5m

Kevin Stewart - £8m

Mamdou Sakho - £25m

Philippe Coutinho - £142m

Danny Ward - £12.5m

Dominic Solanke - £20m

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Ragnar Klavan - £1m

Rafael Camacho - £5m

Danny Ings - £20m

Simon Mignolet - £6m

Ryan Kent - £6.5m

Dejan Lovren - £10.8m

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Ovie Ejaria - £3.5m

TOTAL: £341.8 million

TOTAL NET SPEND: £100.2 million

Liverpool assembling a squad of that quality in such a short period of time is nothing short of remarkable.

There won't be many in world football that can compete with Edwards when it comes to transfer negotiations.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Thiago, Premier League, Virgil Van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp, Mo Salah

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.