Sami Hyypia, Luis Garcia and Liverpool's 25 Greatest Foreign Imports

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Sami Hyypia, Luis Garcia and Liverpool's 25 Greatest Foreign Imports
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When Liverpool signed Israeli forward Ronny Rosenthal for £1.1 million in June 1990, they became the first English club to pay over £1 million for a foreign player.

In the years that followed, and with the formation of the Premier League two years later, more and more foreign players have entered the English league.

In total, 142 foreign players have played for Liverpool—from 41 different countries around the world, calculated at LFCHistory

Unsurprisingly, the top two nationalities of foreign players at Anfield are Spanish (18) and French (16), heavily influenced by former managers Rafa Benitez and Gerard Houllier. Both of them had their fair share of failed signings from their homeland but made some equally astute and inspired signings too.

Here are, in no particular order, Liverpool's 25 greatest foreign (non-British) imports...

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