Liverpool have become a huge force as they boast the names of some biggest stars in current world football.
Liverpool have slowly steadied their ship since Jurgen Klopp took over the club in 2015. The German International’s transition at Merseyside has been second to none as they lifted the recently concluded Champions League campaign.
The Reds fell short of the Premier League title, but they managed to procure an astonishing 97 points. They were plain unlucky as that sum would have helped Liverpool put a full stop to their league title drought. Securing that point tally and lifting the Champions League is a daunting task and it cannot be done without quality players.
Some of the transfer business done by Jurgen Klopp has been clear as a whistle. He has got it a hundred per cent right to elevate them as European superhouse currently. There was a huge clear out, but he has improved the current lot, who have lastly played under Brendan Rodgers.
CIES is a research group within the International Centre of Sports studies that analyse the value of football players. They release the transfer value of the top 100 players after a thorough study of their form over the last year. Out of top 100 players, 11 Liverpool players feature in this list.
We shall look at the five Liverpool players with highest transfer values.
#5 Virgil Van Dijk – €112.1 million
Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk is a bulwark in the defensive line. The UEFA Men’s Player of the year had a meteoric rise since leaving Southampton. Under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, the Dutchman has lifted the Champions League and Super Cup, while he’s the strong contender for the Ballon d’Or too.
It would be difficult to point out a player with superlative effect in the backline. The Reds, who had one of the worst backlines when Klopp took over, conceded the least in the Premier League last season. His presence has installed faith in other players as well. Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, and Dejan Lovren are provided with a confidence booster by playing along the Dutch Skipper.
His commands from the defensive line have helped the Reds to an unthinkable extent. Undisputably, Virgil Van Dijk has been the best defender since January 2018. Should the Reds manage to clinch the Premier League, which serves as an ultimatum to the supporters, Van Dijk will inscribe in the club’s history books.