Liverpool’s most valuable player has been named as Colombian forward Luis Diaz, who commands a price-tag of over £96m.
That’s per the CIES Football Observatory, who have compiled a list of the 100 players with the highest transfer value.
The results are reportedly based on a ‘statistical model exclusively developed by the CIES Football Observatory research team.’
Diaz is the highest placed Liverpool player, sitting in 12th place on the full list, with a value of around £96.4m. Should the Reds get their way in the market though, he won’t be their top-rated player for long. Top transfer target Jude Bellingham sits pretty at No.1, with a estimated price of £184.1m.
Reds in the cream of the crop
Of course, the ‘exceptional’ Diaz isn’t the only Liverpool player to make up this 100-strong list of the world’s best players. Seven more Reds stars join him.
Behind his colleague in the Reds attack, Darwin Nunez is rated as Liverpool’s second most valuable player. The Uruguayan is given a price-tag of £71.7m, which puts him in 33rd place.
With not much to choose between them, Alisson Becker and Trent Alexander-Arnold are ranked 38th and 39th respectively. There’s an ever so slight difference, but they both take more or less a £69.9m valuation.
Next, and he won’t be happy with this, is Mohamed Salah. So used to sitting in the upper echelon’s of such lists, Mo will be furious to hear that he’s fallen to 47th in this one. A value of £62.8m seems remarkably low, but that’s what he’s got.
Salah’s still a full 10 places above Diogo Jota, who’s reportedly worth £60.1m.
New signing Cody Gakpo is next up, and if this is anything to go by, Liverpool have picked up a bargain. Named as the 69th highest valued player in world football, Gakpo should have cost the Reds £55.7m.
Instead, Liverpool picked him up for a reported initial fee of just £35m. This could rise to £44m, but still, it’s a great deal. Similarly to Diaz, who cost an initial £38m, it’s more evidence of Liverpool’s smart thinking in the market.
Finally for Liverpool is Ibrahima Konate. Sitting in 79th, the Frenchman has a reported value of £49.5m. Former Red Sadio Mane is also included here, taking up 94th place at £45m.