Liverpool’s £2m advantage over Man City as rivals benefit from Real Madrid’s £250m blow

Liverpool have been named as having the most valuable squad in global football according to new figures released.

Transfermarkt have updated their global squad valuation rankings and the Reds have come out top with a market value of £973.35m – £2m more than Manchester City in second place.

The duo have taken advantage of a £250m dip in value from Real Madrid to move into first and second in the global rankings.

Prior to this summer’s transfer window, the Spanish giants had the highest-value squad in the world at over £1bn, but this has now dropped to £769.5m to give them the sixth-most valuable squad.

The Reds’ squad value was nearing £1bn at one stage this summer but their decision to sell Rhian Brewster has knocked £20m off their valuation.

Bayern Munich, Barcelona and PSG make up the rest of the top-five most valuable squads, but all three European giants are some way behind Liverpool and Man City.

Bayern’s squad value is £793m – £3m more than Barca and £21m more than PSG.

In terms of the rest of the Premier League, Chelsea’s valuation of £755m gives them the seventh-most valuable squad in the world and the third-most in England.

The Blues’ summer of spending has seen them grow their valuation from £614m for a percentage increase of 23 per cent.

Manchester United have the fourth-most valuable Premier League squad with a value of £719.87m, which is the eighth-most valuable in the world.

The Old Trafford club grew their valuation by almost a quarter in the summer transfer window.

When it comes to players, there is a tie for the Reds’ most valuable player.

Both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have a valuation of £108m, with Trent Alexander-Arnold the second-most valuable at £99m.

Alisson is third-most valuable with a valuation of £72m, which is £8m more than he was previously rated at.

Virgil van Dijk is also given a valuation of £72m.

In terms of the Reds’ summer signings, Thiago’s valuation of £43.2m shows the fantastic business done at Anfield to land the midfielder so cheaply.

Diogo Jota is also given a higher valuation than Liverpool paid for him with a market value of £36m.

Salah and Mane are ranked as the joint-second most valuable player in the Premier League.

Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne are also valued at £108m, with Raheem Sterling out in front thanks to a valuation of £115.2m.

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