The club were relegated into the Northern Division for 200910, but won the league losing just one game all season. Only Benteke of their top 10 could be considered a flop. The fact that Traore came through La Masia made the difference and his style should suit LaLiga, while they should be able to register his salary without needing anything to happen with Ousmane Dembele first. "His salary has been reduced. There are no players probably who are here any more who I dont want," Klopp told reporters at the end of July. A 75m fee is a lot, but, despite their financial difficulties, the club have made it work somehow. The latest in the sports world, emailed daily. Playing hardball over the value of their talented academy players also saw Liverpool impress in the market, with Brad Smith (6 million), Jerome Sinclair (4 million) and Sergi Canos (4.5 million) leaving for relatively high fees despite their lack of experience and lowly position within Klopp's squad. Gtze was undoubtedly one of the stars of Jurgen Klopp's amazing Dortmund side that reached the final of the 2012/13 Champions League. Here, we grade Liverpool on their 2016 summer transfer business, largely considering incomings and outgoings on a subjective basis in terms of their value to the squad and the value found in the marketkicking off with the seven-strong contingent brought into Anfield for a combined total of 69 million. In 2004, they won the Northern Division and earned promotion, but did not stay long as they were relegated again at the end of the season, having won only two games. This page displays a detailed overview of the club's current squad. He's not a standout performer but could be a valuable addition for Steven Gerrard's side as they look to make up a 10-point gap to the European spots in the table. If you go to transfermarkt.co.uk their article includes Carroll. Udinese will be happy to have landed a defender on the cheap to help them try to turn around a poor start to the season. The Frenchman is still only 25 and has a chance to rebuild his career somewhere he feels comfortable, with a reported option of 65m to sign permanently if the club desires. Then suddenly his form fell off a cliff, and he hasn't been the same since. Its a shame because its clear hes ridiculously talented. Zakaria is the definition of a defensive midfielder and helps to solve Juve's issue in the centre of the pitch. Even Keita has been mainly because of his awful injury record. Jack Lusby will be covering Liverpool throughout 2016/17 as one of Bleacher Report's lead correspondents.  In 1994, the club reached the final of the FA Women's Cup, but lost 10 to Doncaster Belles at Glanford Park. The former Borussia Dortmund boss has showcased his ruthless streak, mirroring his first summer at the Westfalenstadion in 2008a period that saw 13 senior players leave for new challenges and nine brought in to replace them. Ndombele was Spurs' record signing, at 62m from Lyon in 2019, but he hasn't lived up to expectations. USMNT's Pulisic talks Chelsea future, hunger for World Cup success, Xavi once said Aubameyang wouldn't fit at Barca. For most of the 1990s Liverpool were National Premier League mainstays but a lack of support and investment saw them relegated to the Northern Division in 2003. Sitting 16th in the Premier League, Everton had to get some help. They have definitely strengthened both defence and (due to his set-piece delivery and crossing) their attack as well. January is usually a quiet month, but the Premier League's spending was actually the second-highest in history. Atletico Madrid grade: C+ The 19-year-old has two assists from nine Bundesliga games, but it feels as if he has given up too easily after just six months, and Leipzig haven't seen anything to suggest keeping him. Can you name every player to score 10+ Premier League goals in 2019-20? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Liverpool 4.93m profit, READ: Revisiting Jurgen Klopps first 10 signings as Liverpool manager, WHAT. The Futbol Americas team discuss Jesus Manuel 'Tecatito' Corona's move from FC Porto to Sevilla. The decision to part ways with both Toure and Skrtel can also be seen as a positive one, given the creeping age of the former and the undeniable depreciation of quality from the latter, who still earned Liverpool a princely 5.5 million on moving to Fenerbahce. It's just a really smart piece of business from the Italian club. Under Matt's second stint with the club, Liverpool Women won the 202122 FA Women's Championship with two games in hand, and earned their promotion back to the FA Women's Super League. The 29-year-old will fill a creative void for the club, and they have an option to sign him for 40m if they want, or they can just send him back to Barca if he doesn't impress. Aubameyang's Barca move a 'big gamble' for Arsenal (0:50), Transfer grades: Arsenal a D+ for Aubameyang exit, Germany find a way as unlucky Austria's Euro run ends with the sound of woodwork, Nottingham Forest sign free agent Lingard, New arrival Nunez nets 4 as Liverpool rout Leipzig, Mane wins African Footballer of Year again, Germany beat Austria, advance to Euro semis, Sources: Barcelona sell more TV rights to firm, Bakayoko: Police tactics put my life in danger, Ravel Morrison joins Rooney at D.C. 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International: Mario Gotze scores for Germany, Goal threat: Mario Gotze scores against Real Madrid. "One thing I do know is that Klopp is very keen to have his new-look squad ready for pre-season, ready for July 1," football journalist Ben Smith told an Anfield HQ podcast (h/t Empire of the Kop's Jordan Chamberlain) ahead of the summer window. Another loan is a good short-term move, but his long-term future remains very insecure. A fee of 25m, which was reportedly his release clause, is pretty good for a 30-year-old. Awarded at the Liverpool FC end-of-season Players' Awards Dinner. Oddly there seems to be no suggestion how much Villa paid to sign him, and the club statement suggested he was not released, but Arsenal won't have much. A 5m signing from MK Dons in 2015, Alli looked like he could do no wrong until a few years ago. Alvarez is one of the best young players in South America, so the fact that his release clause was set at only $20m was a mistake on River's part. Last season he scored 15 and assisted just seven in all competitions, 22 in total, an average of 0.5 per game. Gotze scored for Germany recently but is out of favour at Bayern Munich and his stats have suffered. If Palace are required to pay all of the add-on fees negotiated in the deal to sign Benteke, Liverpool will have made a minuscule 500,000 loss on the outlay sanctioned to bring him to Merseyside from Aston Villa. Liverpool have done it again -- a transfer worth a lot less than many would have predicted. Klopp has shored up his back line, added a high-potential talent to his midfield and, in Wijnaldum and Mane, given himself further options in moving forward into attackhowever, he cannot be wholly satisfied. Another player Juventus signed who hasn't fulfilled his promise at the club. What a strange move. What next for Mexico? He is a great professional, and he wants to succeed. 1, backed up by the able Mignolet and the experienced Manninger, should be considered an improvement on 2015/16's ranks but likely marooning Sakhoas the Mirror's David Anderson has suggestedto leave Matip and Dejan Lovren as his first-choice centre-back pairing is questionable. The versatile winger scored 31 goals and had 69 assists in 286 appearances with the Portuguese side, so he will be missed.  This decision pioneered the professionalisation of women's football in England and led to Liverpool's first FA WSL title in 2013; they then retained the title in 2014. He just doesnt have as much of an impact as we thought he would but still deserves a place in the starting 11 when hes fit IMO, The bicycle kick against United made it worth every penny tbf. The way his time at Everton ended wasn't good for the club's PR, and it turned out to be unnecessary anyway when Benitez was sacked in mid-January after a 2-1 defeat at Norwich. Gosens has become one of the best wing-backs in Serie A, scoring 20 goals and providing 14 assists over the last two seasons, so Atalanta are not only losing him but have also let him join their league rivals. However, the addition of Mane to Klopp's wide ranks along with the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and the emerging Sheyi Ojo, as well as the streamlining of his centre-forward options in Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings, should promise goals in 2016/17. Roma can offer him the minutes he wants, but it will be interesting to see how he performs under boss Jose Mourinho. Wolves haven't seen the best of the winger recently, and, with 18 months left on his contract, the club did not take much persuading to let him go. A. That means Gtze was directly involved in 36 goals for Dortmund, an average of 0.8 per game. While Liverpool have made a profit through transfers in three of the last 10 seasons, City have alwaysspent more money on new signings than theyve made through player sales. Newcastle grade: A. Trippier has been a key part of the Atletico defence and helped them win the LaLiga title last season, but clearly the club weren't going to stand in his way given his desire to return to England. Christian Benteke joined Crystal Palace for 32 million. Reports had linked him with Man City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern and, most recently, Wolfsburg. Porto are familiar with signing a player on the cheap, turning them into a superstar and letting them go for a huge profit. , Surviving their first season back in the FA Women's Premier League National Division, finishing third bottom, they sacked manager David Bradley at the end of the season.