Despite being injured in the middle of the season, Jota scored 13 goals for the Reds in all competitions in his first season. Sometimes, he played in place of Firmino or Mane. In his second season, he scored 21 in all his games. It made improvements to an offensive line that urgently needed it and, although the price was high, it has proven to be worth it.
The potential is there, as demonstrated by his recent U21 double against Manchester United, but Borini needs more consistency in the final third of this year. Heskey was signed by Gérard Houllier as Michael Owen's teammate, and the former Leicester player enjoyed an 18-month grand start at the club, scoring 22 goals in his first full season, when the Reds completed their famous three-pointer of wins in UEFA, the League and the FA Cup. To put it in context, our next player has already scored just one goal less than that number in 15 games. Daniel Sturridge has so far scored 12 goals in 17 games for Liverpool since joining Chelsea in January.
And 11 of them have been in just 15 Premier League games. He was injured when he arrived for more than 17 million pounds, and missed several months of action before making a big impact again in the second half of the season with Liverpool. A series of goals, assists and performances as the best player of the match gave hope that he would continue in the same line from then on. A panic buy or a show of strength after the sale of Fernando Torres? Judge for yourself, but Andy Carroll was never able to maintain an important role in the Liverpool team despite his record of 35 million pounds.
Of his ten most expensive arrivals, only Naby Keita was a resounding failure. The midfielder left the club this summer with a free transfer after five indifferent years at Anfield. Although the jury is still out on Darwin Núñez and Cody Gakpo has only been playing for Liverpool for a few months, the rest has been brilliant for the Reds. The club wisely used the funds raised from the huge sale of Philippe Coutinho to sign Virgil van Dijk and Alisson, and both played a crucial role in Liverpool's promotion to Klopp's orders.
Below Keita is Luis Diaz, who enjoyed a brilliant six-month start at Merseyside before suffering a long-term injury during his second season. Diogo Jota, on the other hand, has been an incredibly practical option for Klopp ever since he arrived from Wolves for 45 million pounds.