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Liverpool’s squad value drops by a whopping £195.6m and is the second most significant worldwide

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By Pranav Ravindrannair

Liverpool players worth £200m lesser amidst coronavirus pandemic

The ensuing coronavirus pandemic has not spared the football community. On-field activities have been temporarily suspended with players told to maintain social distancing. The effect has also been felt off the field. With revenue streams currently inactive, clubs are likely to spend much lesser in the upcoming transfer markets.

According to Transfermarkt (h/t Liverpool Echo), Liverpool are one of the teams worst hit by the crisis as it has seen our squad value decrease by £195.6m.

This amounts to a distressing 19.07 percent cut. It is the second most significant drop worldwide, only behind Manchester City’s decrease of £215m.

Liverpool two mopst expensive signings are worth lower today
Liverpool have lost almost 200 million in player value

According to the report, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are Liverpool’s most valuable players. Our star forwards are valued at £108m each (h/t Liverpool Echo).

Our defensive lynchpins Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker are both worth less now than the amount they were bought for. Midfield stars Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also in a similar position (h/t Liverpool Echo).

In line with earlier predictions

The Centre for Sports Studies Football Observatory (CIES) had also predicted that a player’s value could experience a sharp drop if no football is played until the end of June.

The value of our squad could plummet to £923m. A significant drop of 25.1%. Liverpool will still, however, retain the first spot.

Clubs will also have to take into account transfer dues still pending. Liverpool still owe £36.7m in outstanding dues. A reasonable amount when you take what our closest rivals are set to repay. (h/t Daily Mail)

Liverpool have a number of young players coming through
Liverpool players celebrate winning the penalty shootout in the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at Anfield.

With transfers difficult to afford, clubs will have to make do with the players at their disposal and depend more on their youth academies.

“At the moment, it is difficult to imagine that transfer fees will continue to rise as they have in previous years in the foreseeable future,” said Transfermarkt founder Matthias Seidel (h/t Liverpool Echo).

All said and done we are in an enviable position. Not only have we experienced record profits, we also have a young squad with a number of youth players coming through.

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The emergence of players such as Neco Williams, Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, Yasser Larouci and Rhian Brewster could prove to be even more significant than we realized then.

We also have our first team stars on long-term deals, helping secure their immediate futures.