Jurgen Klopp during Premier League between Tottenham and Liverpool at Tottenham Hotspur stadium. December 2021.

Premier League big six’s net spend in the last five years: Liverpool last

While some European clubs have struggled financially in recent years, the big Premier League sides have continued to splash the cash.

The Premier League big six have made several big-money signings in the last five years, including Virgil van Dijk, Romelu Lukaku and Jack Grealish.

Courtesy of Transfermarkt, we’ve looked at the net spend of every Premier League big six side over the last five years to see how they compare. Note: each year includes the overall total from both the January and summer transfer windows.

As the stats show, Liverpool have spent less than all of their Premier League rivals since the start of January 2017 and Manchester City’s net spend is more than three times bigger than theirs.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side have still been successful in this period, winning the Premier League title, a Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.


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


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

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

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


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


Arsenal – £123.03million
Man Utd – £114.48million
Man City – £92.88million
Tottenham – £30.78million
Liverpool – £13.91million
Chelsea – £2.3million profit

*We’ve not included the £49.5million that City received for Ferran Torres in January 2022. 

Total net spend:

Man City – £490.96million
Man Utd – £444.91million
Arsenal – £336.99million
Tottenham – £202.09million
Chelsea – £180.07million
Liverpool – £147.07million

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