Though a revitalised Liverpool team under Jurgen Klopp has become one of the most feared forces in world football through a mixture of big-name signings and shrewd youthful recruitment, it's fair to say that the Reds haven't always had a reputation for good transfer business.
A common defect of the Liverpool sides that previously came close to winning the Premier League was that they were often comprised of legitimately world-class players rubbing shoulders with, well, distinctly not so world-class talents. For every diamond in the rough that demonstrated their ability at Anfield, there would be three distinctly average players that failed to leave an impression on the Kop.
After all, Liverpool is the team that pulled off a masterstroke in signing the often unplayable Luis Suarez for the relatively inexpensive price of just over £20 million, whilst also inexplicably shelling out £35 million on the very same day for the Geordie giant Andy Carroll.
You don't need me to tell you which of those transfers turned out a success...
With that in mind, it's time to delve into some of the strangest transfer dealings in the history of Liverpool football club.