Marcus Rashford and Erling Haaland take the first and second spots respectively, with last year’s top three – Kylian Mbappe, Raheem Stirling and Jadon Sancho – dropping behind Trent.
The list covers players from the top five European leagues, taking account a number factors, from club to contract length, to determine their valuations.
It’s not surprising to see the 22-year-old jumping up a place to make the top three this year, following the Reds’ first title win in thirty years.
Valued at £136.6m, the Englishman would command a particularly hefty transfer fee for any interested party – not that the right-back is in any rush to leave Anfield (nor would the club let him leave in a million years).
It’s an astonishing amount for a player who’s still miles away from realising his true potential; under Jurgen Klopp, we can only begin to imagine how much further he’ll improve over the next few years.
Despite a recent blip in form, we’ll be backing Alexander-Arnold to pick up his performances as we head into the latter half of the season, and increase his value further in the CIES’ next report.