LONDON— Even before the unexpected run to the Champions League final, Liverpool was planning how to keep challenging for titles.
“We can … outspend other clubs throughout Europe,” Liverpool owner John Henry said just before the loss to Real Madrid in May’s final.
Henry more than delivered, spending about 170 million pounds ($220 million) on new signings and only generating 12.5 million pounds from departing players. Liverpool even kept English soccer’s player of the year, Mohamed Salah, from the grasps of Real Madrid by persuading the Egypt forward to sign a new contract.
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