Top 10 Most Valuable Liverpool Players Of All Time
So, here are Liverpool’s top 10 most valuable players!
10. Steven Gerrard: One Of The Most Valuable Liverpool Players
The ultimate and best Liverpool player of all time. Captain and Legend Gerrard, he played for Liverpool for over 15 years, he has won the trophies, could have left but chose to stay loyal. He won them the Champions League in 2005 single handedly against an invincible AC Milan side. He is Liverpool’s greatest of all time.
9. Jamie Carragher
A one club man, he was Liverpool’s heartbeat for a long time in defence. He played multiple positions in defence and was brilliant everywhere helping the club to some rather important wins while also helping Liverpool win three highest clean sheets record for three consecutive leagues.
8. Ian Rush: One Of The Most Valuable Liverpool Players
Liverpool’s all time top scorer Ian Rush, is a club legend. He has his place in the heart of every Liverpool fan and he has won every trophy with the Reds. He is a player from the last century, but still remains in the heart of the Reds fans.
7. Luis Suarez
After equaling the record of goals scored by any player in a 38-game Premier League season, Suarez left Liverpool to join Barcelona on a transfer fee of €81 million. This made him the most expensive departure in Liverpool’s history at the time. Suarez ended his Liverpool career with 82 goals and 47 assists to his name.
Ever since he joined Barcelona, Suarez has become an integral part of the team. In 240 appearances for the Blaugrana, Suarez has scored 175 goals and has provided 94 assists. He has helped Barcelona lift several trophies that include the treble in the 2014-15. Even though Barcelona won a treble in the 2014-15 season, it was the following season that was Suarez’s personal best.
The Uruguay international scored 59 goals in just 53 matches across all competitions. This won him his second European Golden Shoe award.
6. Fernando Torres: One Of The Most Valuable Liverpool Players
After spending three years at Liverpool, Fernando Torres left the club to join Chelsea in January, 2011. The Spaniard ended his Liverpool career with 81 goals and 20 assists to his name.
Torres’ transfer fee of £50 million was a British transfer fee at the time and this made him Liverpool’s most expensive departure then.
Torres made 172 appearances for Chelsea from 2011-2015, scoring 45 goals and 35 assists. He won the Champions League with them in the 2011-12 season before winning the Europa League with them the following season. Torres scored in the Europa League final against Benfica.
Fernando Torres left Chelsea to join Atletico Madrid with whom, he won the Europa League last season. Torres left Atletico Madrid last summer to join Japanese club Sagan Tosu, where he retired.
5. Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk is Liverpool’s most expensive signing of all-time as well as the most expensive defender of all-time. The Dutchman’s transfer from Southampton to Liverpool last January cost Liverpool £75 million, bettering the £52 million that Manchester City paid for Benjamin Mendy earlier that season.
So far, van Dijk has been worth his price tag as his performances for Liverpool have been impressive so far. The Netherlands captain has made 52 appearances for Liverpool, scoring and assisting twice.
Virgil van Dijk has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world and his performances this season is just enhancing his reputation. Van Dijk’s marshaling of Liverpool’s defence has led to the club conceding only 15 goals in the Premier League so far. No team has conceded less goals than the Reds in the league as of now.
The Dutchman will hope to continue his good form for the club and help his club win the league title.
4. Mo Salah: One Of The Most Valuable Liverpool Players
Mohamed Salah is arguably the best African footballer and one of the best footballers in the world. He joined Liverpool from Roma in 2017 on a transfer fee of £36.9 million.
Salah has become a talismanic figure at Liverpool. He scored 44 goals in 52 appearances last season. Salah scored a record 32 goals in the Premier League last season and won the Golden Boot in addition to being named the Player of the Season.
This season, Salah has scored 20 goals in 34 appearances so far. Salah will hope to continue scoring goals for Liverpool as they aim to win the League title.
3. Xabi Alonso
After making 210 appearances for Liverpool across five years, Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso bade the club farewell and joined Real Madrid on a transfer fee of £30 million. Alonso left Anfield with 18 goals and 9 assists to his name.
Alonso spent 5 years at Real Madrid and made 236 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 32 assists. He won several trophies at Real Madrid including a second Champions League title in the 2013-14 season where he was named in the squad of the season.
Alonso eventually left Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 to join Bayern Munich. He played 117 matches at Bayern Munich from 2014 until his retirement in 2017.
2. Philippe Coutinho: One Of The Most Valuable Liverpool Players
Liverpool signed Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan in 2013 and he soon became an integral player for the club. Following Luis Suarez’s departure for Barcelona, Coutinho became Liverpool’s talisman.
However, Coutinho eventually left Liverpool to join Barcelona last January. His transfer cost Barcelona a whopping €142 million and this made him the third most expensive player in the world after Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. He also became Liverpool’s most expensive departure of all-time surpassing, Suarez’s transfer fee by more than €60 million.
1. Kenny Dalglish
Brought in to replace Kevin Keegan, he is anther forward who etched his name in the Liverpool history books, thanks to his multiple trophy wins. He made himself even more valuable and popular after becoming their manager from 1985-1991 where he became Liverpool’s most successful manager in terms of percentage rate.