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Liverpool turned summer on its head with £60m double deal nobody expected

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While the former’s move came from nowhere, the latter’s name was everywhere all summer and then, a year ago today, the deal was signed.

READ MORE: Mohamed Salah does what nobody else can as Liverpool landmark reached While midfielder Thiago joined as one of the most decorated footballers of the 21st century after winning a combined eleven titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich as well as lifting European Cup with each club, frontman Diogo Jota was a player of genuine quality who could slot into the Liverpool triumvirate upfront.

The duo’s arrival at Anfield was perhaps the most exciting and frenzied since the Reds completed a double swoop for Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll back in 2011.

It all happened in a flash and there they were.

The call was made on the Monday, a deal was thrashed out and the midfielder was a Liverpool player by the Friday.

Reds, buoyed by the Thiago deal, were still excitedly discussing his arrival when Liverpool made another announcement from nowhere.

Twelve months on from his and Thiago’s moves which boosted the feel-good factor on the red half Merseyside and, some fans were disappointed this time around after Liverpool made only one signing, Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig in a £36million deal.
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