Liverpool were the first English club to pay over 1 million for a non-British player when they signed Israeli striker Ronny Rosenthal from Standard Lige for a fee of 1.1 million. The formation of the English Premier League in 1992 saw a significant increase in the number of non-British players being signed by English clubs. Foreign managers Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez often looked at their homelands and other European leagues for purchasing talent.Here we present a list of top 5 foreign players to have played for Liverpool in the Premier League.
#5 Dietmar Hamann
The German holding midfielder signed for Liverpool in July 1999 from Newcastle for a fee of £8 million and spent seven years at the club. He anchored the midfield with his solid and no-nonsense approach and won 9 trophies during his stint with the Reds.
Hamann was a prominent member in the team that won the treble in 2000-2001 season, scored penalties in the shootouts of the 2005 Champions League Final against AC Milan and 2006 FA Cup Final against West Ham, both of which Liverpool went on to win.