Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola embrace before the Premier League match at Anfield. October 2018.

How Liverpool’s net spend compares to the rest of the PL big six since 2017

While their Premier League rivals have made some huge transfers in recent years, Liverpool have had to operate on a much smaller budget. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side have still been successful, winning the Champions League in 2019 before following that up with their first league title since 1990.

Courtesy of Transfermarkt, we’ve looked at the net spend of every Premier League big six side since January 2017 to see how they compare. 


Man City – £163.93million
Man Utd – £102.51million
Liverpool – £31.68million
Chelsea – £8.28million
Tottenham – £12.51million profit
Arsenal – £15.72million profit

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Liverpool – £98.69million
Man City – £86.03million
Arsenal – £73.9million
Chelsea – £64.56million
Man Utd – £53.41million
Tottenham – £25.56million


Arsenal – £91.12million
Man City – £72.84million
Tottenham – £65.83million
Man Utd – £65.79million
Chelsea – £56.27million profit
Liverpool – £61.11million profit

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Chelsea – £165.8million
Man Utd – £108.72million
Tottenham – £92.43million
Man City – £75.28million
Arsenal – £64.66million
Liverpool – £63.9million


Man Utd – £92.07million
Man City – £83.88million
Arsenal – £77.4million
Chelsea – £64.02million*
Liverpool – £11.22million
Tottenham – £3.78million profit

*We’ve included the £97.5million that Chelsea have now agreed to pay for Romelu Lukaku.

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Total net spend:

Man City – £481.96million
Man Utd – £422.5million
Arsenal – £291.36million
Chelsea – £246.39million
Tottenham – £167.53million
Liverpool – £144.38million

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