Liverpool again top list of spending on agents despite no major signings

25 June 2020

LFC
Photo: PA Images Curiously, Liverpool only signed Takumi Minamino and Sepp van den Berg in the period. However, a series of players including Virgil van Dijk and James Milner agreed to contract extensions, in addition to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool reduced their spending year-on-year but still paid the most among all Premier League clubs in the one-year period to 31st January 2020.

The total amount spent just slightly exceeded last period's level of more than a quarter billion.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Liverpool for the second year in a row were the biggest spenders on agents among Premier League clubs, according to the FA's just-published annual recording of the period ending 31st January 2020, despite making no major signings.

Though a significant decrease from the previous period (£43.8 million), Liverpool's spending reached £30.3 million in total, ahead of Manchester City (£29 million), Manchester United (£27.6 million) and Chelsea (£26.2 million). 

Total spending exceeded last year's level by just £2.7 million, thereby reaching £263.4 million.

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