Standing at a total of £779.85m according to Transfermarkt, Liverpool have the fourth most valuable squad in the Premier League behind Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs.
Even at that, one player who has seen his individual market value drop since making the move to the Merseyside club is midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
Liverpool signed the Spain international back in September 2020 from Bayern Munich on a four-year deal.
Since then, the 30-year-old – who is currently earning £200k-per-week, making Virgil van Dijk (£220k-per-week) the only Liverpool player earning a higher wage than the Spaniard according to Spotrac – has made 35 appearances for the Reds across all competitions, with just one goal and one assist in the process.
In terms of his individual market value, it was listed at £43.2m in October 2020 just a month after he made the move to Anfield according to Transfermarkt, but it now stands at £22.5m, showing a drop of £20.7m in just one year.
Taking all this into account, it could be said that Thiago’s time at Liverpool so far has not been particularly successful.
However, with his age and the fact that he has suffered some injury and fitness issues which have disrupted his playing time at the club, this could perhaps be why his market value has dropped since his arrival on Merseyside.
Moving forward, we feel that if Thiago can keep up his fitness and play regularly, his value could well go back up to near where it was when he joined the club, especially if he can add some goals and assists in the process.
On the other hand, with the midfielder only earning an overall season rating of 6.87/10 for his performances in the Premier League so far this term, making him one of Liverpool’s lowest-rated players to have started more than one league game according to WhoScored, he will need to improve upon what he’s delivered already if he wants to have a successful second season with the club.