Liverpool’s payroll has included some dubious names and figures, including one player who didn’t live up to the millions he amassed while playing for the team.
After dropping out of the top four last season, Liverpool is on the right track once again, and much of Jurgen Klopp’s team’s advancement can be due to their successful summer of acquisitions.
The Reds endured a difficult transfer window, but they managed to get most of their business done before the start of the window by signing Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis MacAllister.
While rival clubs appeared to be active in the transfer market during the Reds’ quiet spell, Klopp did well in his recruitment of the two midfielders, who have already more than paid for themselves with impressive starts at Anfield.
As seen by one of the deals approved to welcome a particular player back in 2017, who ended his six-year stint with Liverpool this summer, business hasn’t always been so slick in the red corner of Merseyside.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored how many goals?
With only 20 goals in 198 games and nine Premier League goals in 132 league games, Oxlade-Chamberlain left Arsene Wenger’s team and was once referred to as “awful” by journalist Miguel Delaney.
The 5 foot 11 threat for Liverpool initially appeared to be on track as he was moved into center midfield and allowed freedom to roam.
In his first Premier League season at Anfield, Oxlade-Chamberlain played in 32 games and contributed to ten goals, scoring three and providing seven assists.
Even though the now 30-year-old’s unfortunate injury problems were not his fault, the entire contract regarding his stay at Anfield cost Liverpool a lot of money.
Due to the midfielder’s combined price tag of £35 million and the staggering £33 million he earned in salaries over the course of his six years with the team, the Reds ultimately paid about £68 million to accommodate his tenure.
When the Englishman’s £33 million salary at Liverpool is divided by the number of goals he scored over the course of six seasons, the result comes out to about £1.8 million per goal, which is sobering news for the Reds.
The midfielder left with one Champions League medal and a Premier League champions medal to go along with his 18 goals, and Liverpool is still weighing the advantages of his expense.
What are the salaries of other Liverpool players?
Even if Oxlade-Chamberlain’s chapter is over, the Reds still employ some high-earners who don’t do much on the field.