Liverpool’s transfer record was smashed in January 2018 with the purchase of Virgil Van Dijk for a fee in the region of £75 million.
The Dutch international also represented a world record fee for a defender.
However, inflation has fluctuated transfer fee’s enormously and is the main reason for such excessive price tags.
After doing the math, it turns out that when you consider the level of inflation in 2018, Fernando Torres tops Liverpool’s transfer list with a fee of £98 million in 2018.
The guys over at totallymoney figured out that the initial £25.8 million fee back in 2007 is now worth 280% more than when he was purchased by from Atletico Madrid.
Stan Collymore, Andy Carroll and Emile Heskey were also calculated to trump the fee Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk.
Meanwhile, they worked out that Fernando Torres was the Reds’ most valuable outgoing at a staggering £116 million in 2018. Only four players were calculated to cost more than the Spaniard.