A recent study released by the CIES Football Observatory identified Liverpool as the club with the most valuable squad in the world. The Reds are valued at 1.405 billion euros. The rival of the last years in the Premier League, Manchester City, is in second place having a value in the transfer market around 1.3 billion. The study is based on the values of the players, age, contract length, regularity, and career.
After the English clubs, the study includes two Spaniards: Barcelona (1.17 billion) and Real Madrid (1.10 billion), respectively. Followed by: Chelsea, Manchester United, PSG, Atlético de Madrid, Tottenham, and Juventus. Thus, showing how much the Premier League is the biggest league in the world, occupying half the list. Likewise, La Liga shows strength with three names. On the other hand, the heavy-weights in their countries, Juventus and Paris Saint-German only opened the gap to national opponents.
But, has Liverpool really the most valuable squad in the world right now?
Personally, I agree 100% with that, and much of that comes from the incredible work Jurgen Klopp has been doing ahead of the Reds. He basically spent less than 100 million euros to build one of the most lethal offensive trio in the world -Salah, Mane, and Firmino -, and can sell them to maybe the triple of that value.
It’s also the case with the full-backs. I mean, Liverpool managed to make Trent Alexander-Arnold go from U6 to winning the UEFA Champions League, and that means the Reds had no costs outside of his wages. So Trent went from zero to more than 100 million euros. They also managed to buy Andy Robertson for 8 million pounds, and now, he is worth at least 70 million.
Even having spent more at Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool also managed to value these players. In fact, the Klopp era is one of the best in England Football.
The Reds did it all being a sell-to-buy club, as they had to sell Philippe Coutinho to buy Alisson and Virgil to conquer Europe last season.