Liverpool transfers: Every signing and sale for 2021-22
Liverpool have had a quiet summer in the transfer market, focusing not on signings but in terms of building towards the future.
Contract extensions have been what Jurgen Klopp’s side have concentrated on, and they have dealt with these impressively. Many of the club’s leading figures are now committed in the long term, with the only genuine uncertainty over Mohamed Salah.
Nevertheless, the squad has been tweaked over the summer months by the Reds.
What players have Liverpool signed in 2021-22?
Ibrahima Konate: £36m – from RB Leipzig
Liverpool are typically opportunists in the transfer market, but while the summer of 2021 opened up the possibility of key players leaving big clubs, these were typically falling stars who were commanding a bigger wage than their current performances justified. As such, the Reds held their nerve and did not make needless moves.
Instead, they satisfied themselves with just one arrival, centre-back Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig. With Virgil van Dijk back to his best, the Senegal international may need to be patient to get regular first-team opportunities.
What players have Liverpool sold in 2021-22?
Harry Wilson: £12.6m – to Fulham
Taiwo Awoniyi: £6m – to Union Berlin
Xherdan Shaqiri: £5.4m – to Lyon
Georginio Wijnaldum: Free – to PSG
Liverpool have not allowed any key players to leave by their own volition, although they did see Gini Wijnaldum depart for PSG when he chose to leave the club at the end of his deal.
Squad players have otherwise been offloaded, with Xherdan Shaqiri easily the most experienced and well known of those allowed to depart.
What players have Liverpool loaned in 2021-22?
Ben Davies: Loan to Sheffield United
Ben Woodburn: Loan to Hearts
Rhys Williams: Loan to Swansea
Sheyi Ojo: Loan to Millwall
Unlike some other Premier League giants, Liverpool’s loan army is relatively restrained for now. Few young players have been allowed to depart, with Ben Davies, who was signed in January as emergency cover, leaving the club after falling down the pecking order.
Ben Woodburn’s move to Hearts in the Scottish Premiership is the most surprising of these deals.