A case study conducted by The CIES Football Observatory has determined how much the world’s top footballer’s are worth based on age, potential and the length of each player’s contract.

Starting with the most obvious player in the squad, Mohamed Salah is estimated to have a market value of £173million which pales in comparison to the most expensive name on the list, Kylian Mbappe(£216m).

The Egyptian King scored 44 goals for Liverpool last season, breaking numerous records and becoming the highest scorer in a 38-game Premier League campaign, overcoming the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

Salah ranks ahead of Lionel Messi as he is five years younger and has three more years remaining on his current contract.

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Next on the list are midfielders, with three Reds being named among the 10 most expensive midfielders in the world.

Fabinho, Naby Keita and Georginio Wijnaldum are worth £82.3m, £75m and £73.2m respectively and while it really counts for little in the grand scheme of things, it makes me glad to see the latter receive the credit he deserves.

As far as defenders are concerned, Trent Alexander-Arnold(£96.4m) is Liverpool’s most valuable player closely followed by Virgil van Dijk (£80.2m) and Joe Gomez(£77.6m), while Alisson Becker(£90.8m) is the third most valuable shot-stopper in world football.

In total, these nine players are worth a huge combined total of £817.4