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Ranking Liverpool’s 6 best January signings ever

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01 Feb 2019, 09:40 IST

Suarez and Carroll represent both sides of the coin
Suarez and Carroll represent both sides of the coin

Liverpool is one of the seven clubs alongside Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton to be ever-present in the Premier League since its inception in 1992.

Despite the Premier League’s existence since 1992, the January transfer window came into being only in the year 2003. This gave rise to a lot of panicky yet entertaining deals taking place during this period.

In spite of all the expensive misses, some true gems have also been discovered during this period, especially considering Manchester United signed Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra for a combined fee of £12.5 million during the 2006 winter window.

Liverpool, who are the current league leaders, have experienced both the sides of the spectrum. The £35 million signing of Andy Carroll in 2011 will forever be etched into the minds of the Liverpool supporters.

After having bitten Chelsea’s hand for a whopping £50 million to jet Torres to London, little did the Scousers know what was in store for them. In the end, Liverpool took a massive hit as they sold Carroll to West Ham in 2013 for a loss of £20 million.

Since then, the Liverpool board has spent money very cautiously in the January transfer window, splurging the cash only when value additions are available.

On this note, we take a look at 5 of the most successful Liverpool signings during the winter transfer window:


#6 Daniel Agger

Agger always wore his heart on his sleeve
Agger always wore his heart on his sleeve

A centre-back with a hammer of a left foot, Daniel Agger signed for Liverpool during the 2006 January window for a fee of £5.8 million.

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Despite an injury-ravaged start, the Danish defender became an integral part of the Liverpool backline for the next eight years.

A qualified “tattoo artist”, Agger went on to play 232 times for the Reds in all competitions, chipping in with 14 goals. Despite a lack of silverware on Merseyside (One League Cup title & One Community Shield), Agger’s love for Liverpool has never been in question.

The Dane’s desire and commitment impressed the fans which made him a cult hero at Anfield. After leaving Liverpool in 2014, Agger returned to his boyhood club Brondby, where he spent a couple of seasons before hanging up his boots.

All in all, a terrific servant for the club and one of the best January signings in the club’s history.

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