Liverpool are constantly in the world media gossip columns as summer approaches as a result of speculation over their transfer targets for the coming months, with fans hoping that any new signings will live up to the high expectations placed on them.
The Reds enjoyed a thoroughly successful most recent transfer window, with Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho arriving in January and having an instant impact on the team's Premier League form. In time, they could yet both be seen as two of the side's best signings, especially the Brazilian who joined for a particularly low fee considering his quality.
Picking Liverpool's five best transfer signings of the entire Premier League era is no easy task as the criteria to judge them on can change from one year to the next, but to try to do so, the quality and consistency provided to the team has been taken into account. In addition, the price tag of the player, trophies they contributed to and the quality of Liverpool teams they played in are all worthy of consideration.
That said, the Reds' managers down the years have managed to pick up some fantastic signings—but here are the top five.