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Top 5 January signings in Liverpool history

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Modified 10 Feb 2021
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#3 Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge had great success at Liverpool.
Daniel Sturridge had great success at Liverpool.

If it wasn't for injuries, Daniel Sturridge could easily have been in the conversation for one of Liverpool's greatest strikers in the Premier League.

The Englishman came to Merseyside from Chelsea in 2013 and struck up an unbelievable partnership with a certain Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez.

Sturridge scored 68 goals in 160 appearances for Liverpool, which included a 25-goal haul in the 2013-14 season. The Englishman also managed to become a regular in the England national team during his time at Liverpool.

Unfortunately for Sturridge, injuries ruined his sparkling career, and he found himself more often than not on the treatment table during the last few years of his Liverpool stint. The striker left Liverpool in 2019, and joined Turkish side Trabzonspor, who have since terminated his contract.


#2 Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez was sensation during his time at Liverpool.
Luis Suarez was sensation during his time at Liverpool.

When Liverpool bought Luis Suarez from Ajax in 2011, no one would have expected the striker to reach the heights he did at Anfield. However, the Uruguayan was undroppable for a good chunk of his Liverpool stint, and established himself as one of the best strikers in the world.

Suarez scored 82 goals in 133 appearances for the Reds. He won the Premier League Golden Boot and Premier League Player of the Year awards during his time at Anfield. The striker was one of the defining players for Liverpool in the 21st century and was truly phenomenal for the club.

However, the Uruguayan's career at Anfield was undermined by the fact that Liverpool only managed to win the League Cup during his time there. The striker left Liverpool for Barcelona in 2014, where he went on to cement his legacy as one of the greatest strikers of the 21st century, winning multiple trophies along the way.


#1 Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk is one of the best defenders in the world.
Virgil van Dijk is one of the best defenders in the world.

Liverpool shelled out £80 million to acquire Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in 2018, and it's fair to say that the Dutchman was worth every penny. The centre-back has become one of the premier defenders in world football.

Van Dijk's commanding presence at the back for Liverpool was key in making the club the force they are today. The arrival of the Dutchman signalled a change in Liverpool's fortunes, and helped the Reds win the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League in successive seasons.

Van Dijk has also won the Premier League Player of the Season and the UEFA Men's Player of the Year awards during his short stint at the club. At only 29, the Dutchman could lead Liverpool to more trophies in the years to come.

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Published 10 Feb 2021
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