Liverpool Summer Sale 21/22 – How each player has fared this season
Liverpool’s 2021/22 summer transfer window was fairly subdued compared to most other years, but as we’ve seen it turned out to be a masterstroke from the club.
Only one signing has been made by Jurgen Klopp as Ibrahima Konate was signed from RB Leipzig, with the French defender having a great first season for Liverpool and proving to many critics that multiple signings are not needed in the summer transfer window to succeed.
As well as a single signing, Liverpool have only offloaded five senior players, many of whom had no future at the club or were ready to leave anyway due to expiring contracts. Yet, a full season after those departures, how have those summer sales fared since Anfield exited the transfer window last year?
The most high-profile name to leave Liverpool last summer was Georginio Wijnaldum, who left the Reds at the end of his contract to sign for PSG despite strong reports that the midfielder would end up at FC Barcelona .
Despite joining a strong squad, the Dutch international has been a complete flop in the French capital, with reports now suggesting PSG are keen to offload Wijnaldum and his brought in £180,000 a week contract this summer, with a return to the Premier League considered.
Marko Grujic was Klopp’s first-ever signing from Liverpool, but despite his potential and impressive performances on loan, the Serbian midfielder simply failed to add that extra bit the Reds needed in the squad.
Now a full-time FC Porto player after spending 18 months on loan with the Portuguese giants, the 26-year-old is finally at a big club where he plays an important role week after week, much to Klopp’s delight. and Liverpool supporters.
Despite spending six years on Liverpool’s books, Taiwo Awoniyi hasn’t played a single minute of football for the Reds as the Nigerian international failed to secure a work permit, and on leaving for Union Berlin last summer on a permanent contract, the striker exploded. in life.
The 24-year-old was key to the Bundesliga side’s fifth-place finish after guiding Union to a seventh-place finish in his first year back in the German top flight, and this season has seen Awoniyi become the player of the club. best striker in the division, with a Premier League move now reported for the Nigerian.
After several impressive loan spells away from Anfield, Harry Wilson finally made the decision this summer to leave Liverpool for good, with the Wales international joining Fulham in a deal worth £15m .
Like many of his previous Championship loans, Wilson has been incredible for the Cottagers, with the winger playing a huge role in Marco Silva’s side winning the second-tier title, and the striker will no doubt be keen to prove a point there. next season in the Premier League with Fulham.
Xherdan Shaqiri’s move to Liverpool was an example of Michael Edwards finding value in the transfer window, but after being a team player for several years the Swiss international eventually left Anfield to join Olympic Lyonnais in France.
However, just six months into his Ligue 1 move, Shaqiri was on the move again after falling out of favor with Lyon’s coaching staff, with the striker moving to Chicago Fire in MLS on a deal. designated player.
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