Comparing Liverpool & Everton’s net spend since Jurgen Klopp arrived – PF

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Rarely in the history of Merseyside football has there been such a chasm between Liverpool and Everton. But in terms of their spending? That’s a different story.

Since Jurgen Klopp was appointed Liverpool’s manager back in October 2015, a mix of shrewd business and quality coaching has transformed the Reds into one of the best sides in Europe.

Klopp has led Liverpool to their first league title in the Premier League era and the Champions League, and they may still end the 2021-22 campaign with a historic quadruple.

There have been some big-money signings in that time – with Virgil van Dijk and Alisson proving particularly transformative in Liverpool’s recent fortunes. But those purchases were largely funded by the sale of Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona – a transfer that remains a Premier League record for a sale.

During Klopp’s time in charge, Liverpool have also done good business to recoup plenty of cash for players on the fringes of the first-team squad – Jordon Ibe, Dominic Solanke and Harry Wilson to name a few…

Across Stockley Park, Everton have also received plenty of cash for some high-profile departures since Klopp was appointed at their city rivals. Romelu Lukaku’s move to Manchester United in 2017 and John Stones’ move to Manchester City the year before brought in over £125million.

However, it’s patently clear that Everton haven’t reinvested that dosh nearly as wisely, with a seriously mixed record of signing players under their former sporting director Marcel Brands. Joshua King, Moise Kean, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are just four of the names that haven’t exactly set the world alight at Goodison Park.

In fact, despite battling against relegation while Liverpool are fighting for the title and European glory, Everton have actually spent more on players than their main rivals since Klopp arrived in 2015. And in terms of net spend, the Toffees have actually spent twice as much as Liverpool.

Here’s how the figures break down in full. Look away now, Everton fans.

Liverpool

Five Biggest Purchases

1. Virgil van Dijk – £76million
2. Alisson – £56million
3. Naby Keita – £54million
4. Fabinho – £40million
5. Diogo Jota – £40million

Five Biggest Sales

1. Phillipe Coutinho – £121million
2. Christian Benteke – £28million
3. Mamadou Sakho – £25million
4. Danny Ings – £22million
5. Dominic Solanke – £19million

Total Spent: £479.56million
Total Sold: £360.82million

Total Net Spend: £115.74million

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah after the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, July 2020.

READ: Ranking all 25 signings Jurgen Klopp has made as Liverpool manager

Everton

Five Biggest Purchases

1. Gylfi Sigurdsson – £44million
2. Richarlison – £35million
3. Yerry Mina – £27million
4. Alex Iwobi  – £27million
4. Yannick Bolasie – £26million

Five Biggest Sales

1. Romelu Lukaku – £76million
2. John Stones – £50million
3. Idrissa Gueye – £27million
4. Lucas Digne – £27million
5. Nikola Vlasic – £20million

Total Spent: £577million
Total Sold: £327million

Total Net Spend: £250million


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