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Top 5 Liverpool signings of all time

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The transfer window is here again and Liverpool have already been busy signing a number of new players. Liverpool are one of the most successful clubs in English football and they have had some truly amazing players who have played for them over the years. There have been some amazing signings made by the Merseyside giants and to pick the 5 greatest signings of all time for a club of the size and stature of Liverpool is no easy task.

Also read: Liverpool’s 10 most expensive signings of all-time

The players mentioned in this list are all Liverpool legends and have definitely played a major role in making Liverpool the global brand it is today. Without much ado, let us take a look at the 5 greatest Liverpool signings of all time

#5 Ron Yeats

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Bill Shankly was very impressed by Ron Yeats’ imposing physical appearance

One of the most inspirational leaders in Liverpool history, Ron Yeats’ signing was a Bill Shankly master stroke. Yeats a stockily built 6 ft 2 in defender was signed for a fee of around £20,000 from Dundee United. Immediately installed as captain, Yeats played a crucial part in Liverpool’s rise from a second division club to one of the most successful clubs in English football.

Bill Shankly wanted a captain who could intimidate and pleased by his new signing’s imposing physical appearance, Shankly introduced him to the waiting journalists in his trademark style saying:  "The man is a mountain, go into the dressing room and walk around him"

Yeats lived up to the reputation and his nickname (”Colossus”), playing at the heart of Liverpool’s defence and guiding them to their first major trophy in nearly 20 years when they won the league in 1964. A second division championship in his debut season, 2 league titles, 1 FA Cup and three community shields, Ron Yeats kickstarted the glory years for Liverpool.

Bill Shankly later credited the signings of Ron Yeats and Ian St John as the “turning point” in Liverpool’s fortunes. The captain who converted Liverpool from also-rans to one of the most feared clubs in Europe, Ron Yeats was definitely one of the greatest Liverpool signings of all time.

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