After spending six years at Liverpool, winning three league titles and a European Cup amongst other trophies, Keegan joined SV Hamburger in 1977. Many Liverpool fans were concerned whether ‘King Kev’ could be replaced, but their fears were soon lifted when Kenny Dalglish arrived later that summer. ‘King Kenny’, as he is often referred to a, was even better than Keegan and is viewed by many as Liverpool’s greatest ever player.
As the Brazilian swaps the Kop for Catalonia, all eyes will now be on the Premier League side to see what they do with the extremely large cash injection they have received.
Liverpool have been here before. From the sale of Kevin Keegan to Luis Suarez, the club has been faced with the difficult task of having to replace important players.
But has Liverpool Football Club done effective business over the years?
Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT’s ratings of how well Liverpool have replaced the loss of key players over the years…