How Liverpool achieved success in the English Premier League transfers

How Liverpool achieved success in the English Premier League transfers

When it comes to the transfer market, all English Premier League clubs have adopted analytics approach over recent years to find new talent while exploration and funding habits have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

But clubs still differ in the different strategies they can use to achieve success

Liverpool: Using data to assess the right players

Arguably it was the transfer strategy at Anfield – prompted by owners of Fenway Sports Group with a background in American sports with the MLB Boston Red Sox – which was the first in the Premier League to be labeled “Moneyball”.

Liverpool’s recruitment team, the majority of whom had previously worked with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, went through a real purple patch after Jurgen Klopp’s arrival in 2015 and this was largely helped by the data-driven approach.

From spending huge sums in the past on failures such as Lazar Markovic, Christian Benteke and Andy Carroll, the club has made headlines by choosing to publish more world-class stars such as Virgil van Dijk (£75m), Alisson (£56m) and Mohamed Salah (£36.9m). sterling).

and Sadio Mane (£34m) because those two decisions were backed by better evidence and Klopp made his specific demands on the type of player he wanted and left the search to his own staff and paid off with his first Premier League title since 1990 and his first Champions League title since 2005.

And these days while the process remains a systematic, process-driven approach to the transfer market it appears that the desire to spend world record sums in certain positions has waned – likely as a result of the financial constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic but also from the knowledge that a lot of work is being done to build a top-level team My world has already been accomplished.

When they don’t face an injury crisis, Liverpool are proving to be one of the most forward-thinking players on the market as they move smartly to Fabinho (£40m), Diogo Jota (£35m), Thiago (£20m) and Andy Robertson (£7m).

However there is still much to learn after the chaotic search in central defense amid injury problems last season left them terrified of dropping Schalke’s Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies from Preston for just £1.5m to fill the gaps.

Liverpool have been more interested in his move to win one of Europe’s best players and young defenders like RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate for £35m this summer and this is the kind of deal that could establish them for years to come.

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