CIES Football Observatory have released it’s annual list of the Top 100 most valuable players in the world, based on ability, pedigree, age, potential sell-on value, current club, nationality and performance.
Four Reds make the list, which yet again and unsurprisingly, is topped by Lionel Messi – who’s valued at €211m – ahead of Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Harry Kane.
Coutinho is the highest valued Liverpool player in at 27th, rated at €52.3m (although there’s now way we’d sell for that price).
In next is Emre Can at 59th, with CIES valuing our German bulldozer at €39.5m.
Roberto Firmino is rated the 65th most valuable player in the world at €38.1m, sandwiched between John Stones and Aaron Ramsey.
Despite the likes of Nathaniel Clyne, expensive striker Christian Benteke, prodigal forward Divock Origi and Jordan Henderson in our squad – CIES value wantaway winger Jordon Ibe next of the Reds – surely because of his lengthy contract and age.
They say Ibe is worth €30.3m, in at 95, and if somebody offered something near that sum, we’d surely snap their hands off.
You can see the entire list, here.