This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
Mohamed Salah’s remarkable rise at Liverpool has been represented in the latest player valuations released by KPMG’s Football Benchmark tool.
Per The Liverpool Echo, there are five Liverpool player’s in KPMG’s most valuable Premier League XI, but Salah is the only Reds attacker to make the cut.
Alisson Becker (£86m), Andy Robertson (£60m), Virgil van Dijk (£87m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£76m) all make the list, while Salah comes in at a whopping £143m, making him the most valuable player in the Premier League.
Other notable players in the XI are Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, who comes in at £117m, and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who weighs in at £114m.
Liverpool fans enjoy praising sporting director Michael Edwards at every chance they get, but this is yet another reason to pile praise on the Reds’ transfer guru.
Since Edwards’ arrival, the club have gone from transfer market laughing stock to one of the shrewdest operators around, evidenced by the likes of Robertson making the cut despite arriving at Anfield for just an initial £8m.
Salah’s rise is even more remarkable though, considering he was instantly dubbed as a Chelsea reject upon joining the Reds, with one ill-advised pundit even comparing him to another Chelsea misfit – Juan Cuadrado.
The Egypt international has since won two Premier League golden boots, the biggest trophy in club football, and racked up a remarkable 77 goals and 32 assists along the way, contributing 0.95 goals or assists per game.
Given he was signed for a measly £34m back in 2017, Liverpool’s Egyptian King represents one of the best pieces of business by a Premier League club in recent times, now worth 4.2 times what the Reds paid for him, per KPMG’s valuations.