Thiago Alcantara transfer helps Liverpool ‘gain £100m’ as they beat Man City

Liverpool new boys Thiago and Diogo Jota have helped them leapfrog Manchester City as the most valuable squad in the world.

Prior to the pairs arrival the Reds had an overall squad value of £873m, in part down to the impact of the global pandemic.

But the latest figures released by Transfermarkt have valued the Liverpool squad at £991.08m – £20m more than rivals Manchester City.

Liverpool's domestic success has seen the value of their squad soar after they won a first Premier League crown.

Left-back Andy Robertson was one of the big winners with his value going up by £10m while Alisson, who spent large parts of last season out injured, saw his value boosted by £9m.

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New boy Jota, who scored on his first outing for Liverpool, saw his value soar by £11m following his £45m move from Wolves.

City have spent heavily over the past decade to put themselves among the world's elite.

According to the latest numbers the squad built by Pep Guardiola is the world's second most expensive squad.

The likes of Ferran Torres, Nathan Ake and Ruben Dias have arrived this summer for over £100m.

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Spanish giants Barcelona sit in third with an overall squad value of £790.65m, which was no doubt helped by retaining Lionel Messi's services.

European champions Bayern Munich, who added Leroy Sane this summer, sit fourth ahead of Real Madrid in fifth.

But the overall strength of the Premier League is underline by the presence of Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the top 10.

The Blues especially have spent big having been unable to add new faces previously due to a transfer embargo.

Arsenal, Everton, Leicester City and Wolves are inside the top 20.

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