Liverpool had been expected to have a quiet January transfer window, perhaps with a few fringe players departing or a promising youth player arriving. Instead, they’ve only gone and signed FC Porto and Colombia star left winger Luis Diaz.

It’s a major transfer, one that could go down at the biggest deal made by a Premier League club this month, with the pacy, high-scoring winger putting pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year contract after the club paid a £37.5M transfer fee that could rise to £50M with add-ons.

For those calling out for a succession plan for Liverpool’s aging attack, Diaz is just that, and while he may arrive at the club as the fifth choice on what now must be the deepest attack in the Premier League, he won’t be expected to stay there long-term.