The German enjoyed his first transfer window in January 2016 and has since transformed the Reds into title contenders and European heavyweights
When Jurgen Klopp arrived at Anfield as Brendan Rodgers’ successor in 2015, few could have predicted the impact the German would have.
With the Reds drifting further and further away from the Premier League elite, Klopp set about transforming his beleaguered new side into world-beaters.
As the enigmatic German forced his squad to salute the Kop after a 2-2 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion, critics and cynics sniggered in unison.
Chances are, those same sceptics are the ones lauding the former Borussia Dortmund boss for taking Liverpool to a second successive Champions League Final.
The red half of Merseyside will cram into the Wanda Metropolitano to watch their heroes attempt to bring home a sixth major European trophy against Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Much of Klopp’s success can be attributed to his excellent man management and tactical aptitude – creating an unstoppable force both home and away.
But it is his savvy approach to the transfer market which has propelled the Reds from barely making the Champions League last season, to pushing Manchester City all the way for the title this year.
The CIES football observatory is a research group based in Switzerland which specialises in technically analysing player performance and scientifically estimating the transfer values of players.
Aiming to calculate the value of players as correctly as possible, the research CIES undertake is regularly mandated by prestigious organisations such as (among others) FIFA, UEFA, City Football Group, Chelsea, Club Atlético Madrid and Benfica.
Plenty of Klopp’s signings are still at the club and form the backbone of his strongest XI. And, using the data provided by CIES, we can determine just how incredibly
For the purpose of this investigation, we have included Trent Alexander-Arnold. Although not technically a Klopp signing, the right-back has established himself in the squad under the German. Just take a look at how drastically the squad has increased in value.
The selected players from the above graphic arrived at Anfield for a combined total of £390.5million.
In today’s market, and in accordance with the calculations made by CIES, the total value of thee players now stands at €905million (£796.7million).
At an increase of almost 50% it is clear to see just how much Klopp has transformed Liverpool and how his signings have taken the Reds to unbelievable new heights.