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CIES Observatory study values just one Liverpool player over £65m

CIES Football Observatory values just one Liverpool player over £65m right now. Their study looked over Europe’s top five leagues.

CIES Football Observatory released a study of player values in football on Monday. They considered every player in Europe’s five top leagues – Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1.

The result is a top 100 across all five leagues, factoring in ability, age, contract, and a player’s current club. Unsurprisingly, young players at top clubs litter the higher positions.

Manchester City’s Phil Foden is top, for instance, with CIES believing he’s worth around £163m right now. Mason Greenwood (£153m) and Marcus Rashford (£136m) follow, with Erling Haaland (£133m) and Bruno Fernandes (£132m) rounding out the top five.

Kylian Mbappe, who would usually top a list like this quite comfortably, is down in 12th at £101m. That’s a result of his contract expiring in 2022.

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But that’s all well and good – how do Liverpool look?

Liverpool player values

CIES believe only one Liverpool player is worth over £65m right now. That’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, apparently valued at around £98m.

That puts the Scouser 15th – just below Kai Havertz and above Ruben Dias. It’s a decent valuation, really, even if there’s no real chance Liverpool would sell for that.

And quite honestly, Alexander-Arnold is more productive than nearly any player above him on this list. The fact he plays as a right-back seems to hold him down.

The only defender ranked higher is Alphonso Davies – a player two years younger who doesn’t actually provide anything like the same output as Alexander-Arnold.

What really stands out, though, is that no other Liverpool player comes close to that valuation. You have to fall all the way down to 45th before another Red shows up – Mohamed Salah.

They say he’s worth around £64m. Again, that’s a little low but we understand it. Salah’s contract expires in 2023 and he turns 29 next week – a combination that will lower his value.

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In fact, the only player Salah’s age or older that beats him is Kevin De Bruyne and the Belgian has an extra two years on his deal.

You don’t have to look far to find the next Liverpool player, though. Curtis Jones sits one place lower than Salah on £63m.

That’s testament to his growth over the last year. Jones has quickly developed from a youngster getting games here and there to proving he’s comfortable at the top of the Premier League.

That valuation should only rise over the next 12 months, too.

Other Reds who make the top 100 are Diogo Jota at 56th (£56m), Sadio Mane at 63rd (£55m), Andy Robertson at 72nd (£51m) and Alisson Becker at 74th (£50m).

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