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Liverpool splashes out $57 million on agents

(CNN)As Liverpool vies for top spot in the English Premier League, the Merseyside club is the leader of the pack when it comes to payments on player agents' fees, according to England's Football Association.The club paid intermediaries or agents $57.2 million (£43,795,863) between February 2018 and January 2019 -- $22 million more than its nearest rival.Liverpool spent almost double the amount rivals Manchester United forked out and over $30 million more than title rivals Manchester City. Liverpool's outlay is a reflection of $226 million recruitment strategy that targeted the acquisition of Brazilians Alisson and Fabinho, Guinea international Naby Keita and Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri ahead of the start of the 2018/2019 season.Du ...