Five biggest stories of the last seven days: Kovacic swap deal, marquee strikers and more

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Welcome to our latest in a weekly series of features detailing the biggest five stories of the last seven days. These pieces have been those to cause the most discussion, the most interest and, at times, the most controversy.

Five pros and cons behind Liverpool’s rumoured interest in Radamel Falcao
Rating every Liverpool transfer window of the 21st century – Why the crop of 2007 must be matched
Robbie Fowler names his best XI teammates, with eight Liverpool stars included

In case you missed any of them, you can take a look at a full recap of our pieces below, as we pick apart our own stories and let you know where we got it right and admit where we got it wrong. Enjoy!

World’s 20 most valuable players named by CIES – Two Liverpool aces feature, with Coutinho 17th

We got you talking with this list of the world’s most valuable players, which were decided by CIES. The calculations from the Football Observatory were based on ability, age, contract length and marketability.

The list sees Liverpool’s own Philippe Coutinho ranked in 17th place, with a price of €50-55m, while Raheem Sterling ranks seventh at €73-78m. Also included are Chelsea quintet Oscar, Thibaut Courtois, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane. No prizes for guessing who tops the list…

You can read the piece in full by clicking HERE.


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