Top 10 Liverpool players with the highest transfer values
The CIES Football Observatory is a research group within the International Centre for Sports Studies that specialises in statistical analysis of football. Every year, CIES releases a list of 100 big-5 league players with the highest transfer value.
CIES’ most recent list of 100 players with the highest transfer value features eleven Liverpool players which is the second highest figure for any team and behind only Manchester City with twelve.
The eleven Liverpool players in this list can be used to form a starting XI with a combined total value of €1179.5 million! Naby Keita is the lowest ranked Liverpool player in the top-100 with a valuation of €68.4 million. This makes him the 73rd most valuable player in the world according to CIES, level with Raphael Varane of Real Madrid.
A player’s valuation is dependent on his form, age and number of years remaining in their present contract. So, here are the top-10 Liverpool players with the highest transfer values.
#10. Georginio Wijnaldum - €75.0 million
Georginio Wijnaldum has been Liverpool’s best midfielder this season and arguably their best player this season after Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.
The Dutchman’s growing influence in the team has seen his transfer value climb to €75.0 million which is the 60th highest in the CIES list. The 28-year-old’s contract expires in 2021 and he is rated above the likes of Lucas Torreira and Koke Resurrección.
#9. Joe Gomez - €82.1 million
Joe Gomez enjoyed a steady rise in the last two years and has grown into an influential figure for both club and country. The versatile defender is ranked 45th of the CIES list just above compatriot Eric Dier.
The 21-year-old’s improved performance earned him a new contract in December which expires in 2024. Thus, he’s valued at €82.1 million. He’s the seventh highest rated Englishman on the list and above Manchester City’s John Stones in 48th place, valued at €78.2 million.