14. Fabinho (Monaco – Liverpool)
It’s so rare that transfers like Fabinho’s move to Liverpool happen in today’s world. When the Scousers announced that they’d signed the Brazilian defensive midfielder from Monaco, it happened totally out of the blue. While Naby Keita was the more exciting signing on paper, it’s Fabinho who has had the biggest impact.
It took time for him to settle, but when he did it was like having a Bentley engine in the centre of midfield. He established himself as one of the first names on Jurgen Klopp’s teamsheet and freed up other players to play further up the pitch. There’s a reason Manchester City wanted him too.