Neymar boosted Liverpool and derailed competitors' transfer strategies.
Liverpool is one of the few clubs that have benefited from the transfer market's transformation brought about by Neymar's 2017 switch from Barcelona to Paris-Saint-Germain.
From Billy Liddell's heroics in the second division under Bill Shankly to Kenny Dalglish's European dominance all the way up to Luis Suarez and Salah's record-breaking Premier League performances, Anfield has seen it all.
Liverpool has been home to some of the best strikers in the game for 130 years.
In January 2018, Liverpool ultimately signed the highly-coveted Southampton defender Van Dijk for a sum of £75 million
Spain's willingness to approve a substantial payment for Coutinho was made possible by the world-record amount (£190 million) they had received for Neymar the summer before.
The Brazilian's move from La Liga to Ligue 1 surely led to inflation in European football as a whole and increased the power of selling clubs.
That being said, Liverpool has been able to gain from the unstable nature of Europe's elite-level market in more ways than just recruiting.
The right-back, who has only made 13 Premier League matches while playing for the Reds' first squad, has only managed 13 outings, according to the ECHO's report on Thursday afternoon.
With Williams' cost equaling almost £1.3 million for each Premier League appearance he has made for the club he joined at the age of nine, the deal exemplifies how clever the transfer operations have been in recent years.