In the summer there were those who laughably think Liverpool paid too much for Alisson
There were also camps for suggesting that Fabinho was not worth the money and Xherdan was not good enough before he came.
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Jurgen Klopp's side this season after moving to Anfield in the summer of 2018
Firstly, Shaqiri has got a revelation after signing for a comparably small £ 13.5million fee.
The Swiss playmaker was Liverpool's cheapest incoming and raised few eyebrows about why the reds had made the purchase
However, he has regularly given the midfield spark and his quick feet, direct attacking style and ability to hit a stinging free-kick has unquestionably proved the doubters wrong.
Then, there is Fabinho It took the Brazilian midfielder time to settle in the Premier League but it was late in October made his first Premier League start and was rarely seen back after.
He shields the defence, takes the ball off the toes of midfielders and thunders in the challenges while dictating the play and driving Liverpool forward. He also offers something different to the rest of Klopp's engine room in the form tackles, interceptions, clearances and aerial duels all while the possession is the reds' new leader in the press.
Fabinho's versatility and now proven ability to play in the heart of defence, at right-back for his Brazilian national squad and in the center of the midfield has definitely proved his £ 39.3m worth.
And not forgetting Alisson
The Brazilian shot-stopper signed into the summer for a long-awaited transfer fee of £ 65m for a goalkeeper.
Since arriving at Anfield he has broken a string of records and made an incredible start to his Reds career with his strong mentality being hailed as a reason to be the liverpool player of the season.
Plus the fact that before the Crystal Palace match he had conceded just 10 goals in 22 Premier League matches and his well-documented distribution ability
His talent and prowess about the sticks has given Liverpool a really credible chance at the winner of his first ever Premier League title.
Those in the aforementioned groups that believe the reds should not have been signed in any of those three spectacularly wrong before the performances they have displayed and the ability to showcased them.
If you were not in the group then not to worry because all you need to know is that their transfer market value sky rocketed.
CIES Football Observatory has revealed that in the space of six months, Shaqiri, Fabinho and Alisson's value have risen more than most players worldwide.
The Swiss-based boffins have conducted their latest study on the rising values of players in the world football which saw Shaqiri ranked third highest, Alisson coming in at seventh and Fabinho ranked in the top ten best transfers in terms of the eighth highest place in three Liverpool summer signings. of market value
In the summer of 2018, the Swiss midfielder was bought for a reported € 14.7m; come January 15, 2019, Shaqiri was valued at € 55m – a staggering € 40.3m difference.
Liverpool's number one is believed to have come for a € 72.5m fee but is now rated at € 105.6m – an enormous € 33.1m rise.
Fabinho – reportedly purchased for € 55m is now estimated by group's algorithm to be worth € 86.5m – another massive € 31.3m increase.
The ability to spot talented players, even those with hefty price tags, is another testament to the work of the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards carry out.
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