Mo Salah's transfer ranked among top 100 bargains in Prem history
Reputable outlet FourFourTwo have ranked the best bargains in the history of the Premier League and Mo Salah, Luis Suarez, James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri have been listed in top 100.
Mo Salah joined Liverpool back in 2017 and instantly became one of the most important players of our team. FourFourTwo consider Salah's move to Liverpool a great bargain and put him on the list of top 100 bargain deals. Liverpool man takes 40th place.
40. Mohamed Salah – Roma to Liverpool, 2017 (£34m)
FourFourTwo's Huw Davies: "Salah is easily this top 100’s most expensive player – oh, er, spoiler alert – but many people, not least Liverpool fans, would call him the bargain of the decade. For a start, in the same transfer window, Romelu Lukaku cost £75m, Alvaro Morata £60m and Gylfi Sigurdsson £45m.
Then £34m man Salah broke the record for most goals in a 38-game Premier League season, scoring 32 times in 36 appearances, and helped Liverpool to the Champions League final, where he was murdered by Sergio Ramos."
Earlier we have already found out that Luis Suarez's transfer was given 50th place:
50. Luis Suarez – Ajax to Liverpool, 2011 (£22.7m)
FourFourTwo's Daniel Storey:
"Remember when we said context was key at the start? Suarez is one of the most expensive players on this list, but Liverpool made an enormous profit on him and could never have wished to get better value for their initial outlay. Famously, he signed on the same January day that Reds shelled out £35m for Andy Carroll.
"Those racism and biting incidents dampened a glorious reputation, but Suarez’s goalscoring prowess places him within the very top echelon of Premier League strikers. Only Mohamed Salah has scored more goals in a 38-game Premier League season than Suarez’s 31 in 2013/14 – when he missed the first five games through suspension."
James Milner was given 62nd place.
62. James Milner – Manchester City to Liverpool, 2015 (free)
FourFourTwo's Daniel Storey: "It’s unlikely that even Liverpool anticipated just how useful Milner might be as a free transfer. He had fallen to the fringes of Manchester City’s first team having played key roles in two title-winning sides.
"Brendan Rodgers offered him the chance to be a squad player at a club with lofty ambitions, but Milner has surpassed that brief under Jurgen Klopp. He played 40 times in 2016/17, largely as an auxiliary left-back, before returning to central midfield and mucking in there too. A manager’s dream."
And that Xherdan Shaqiri is also on this list taking 100th place.
100. Xherdan Shaqiri – Stoke to Liverpool, 2018 (£13m)
FourFourTwo's Huw Davies: "Signing relegated players doesn’t guarantee a bargain – Sam Clucas cost Swansea more than double what Liverpool paid for Andrew Robertson – but it has served the Reds so well that they’ve done it four years running: Danny Ings, Georginio Wijnaldum, Robertson and Shaqiri were all prised from the grasp of sinking clubs.
"Shaqiri was available via so cheaply thanks to a knockdown release clause that Jurgen Klopp was all too happy to trigger.
"The Swiss's perfectly-executed bicycle kick on debut, against Manchester United in pre-season, was a sign of what was to come. Unlike Stoke, Liverpool could hardly have asked for more."