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Liverpool have overtaken Manchester City as the most valuable squad in world football after adding Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota to their ranks this summer.
The Merseyside outfit signed both men to boost their chances of retaining the Premier League title, having comfortably taken the crown from previous champions City last season.
And according to the latest figures from Transfermarkt, Jurgen Klopp’s side have leapfrogged their top-flight rivals once again – this time in the list of world football’s most valuable squads.
Those figures state that Liverpool’s squad is worth an estimated £991.08m, which is £20m more than City.
The Reds’ astonishing domestic success last term, which saw them romp home to glory with a record seven games still to play, explains why their value has soared.
Andy Robertson was one of the big winners, with the left-back’s value increasing by £10m.
Goalkeeper Alisson also saw his value boosted by £9m.
New signing Jota, who found the back of the net on his debut against Arsenal, has soared by £11m after sealing a £45m switch from Wolves.
As they have done frequently over the past decade, City have also splashed the cash this summer on the likes of Ruben Dias, Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake.
However, the latest figures suggest Pep Guardiola’s squad is now the world’s second most expensive.
His former club Barcelona find themselves in third with an overall squad value of £790.65m, while European champions Bayern Munich are in fourth on £782.06m.
PSG (£772.88m) and Real Madrid (£769.5m) are in fifth and sixth respectively, coming before Premier League duo Chelsea (£760.41m) and Manchester United (£719.87m)
Atletico Madrid (£661.95m) and Tottenham (£660.2m) make up the rest of the top 10.
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The 20 most valuable teams in the world (according to Transfermarkt)
1. Liverpool (£991.08m)
2. Manchester City (£971.64m)
3. Barcelona (£790.65m)
4. Bayern Munich (£782.06m)
5. PSG (£772.88m)
6. Real Madrid (£769.5m)
7. Chelsea (£760.41m)
8. Manchester United (£719.87m)
9. Atletico Madrid (£661.95m)
10. Tottenham (£660.2m)
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11. Juventus (£621.18m)
12. Inter Milan (£619.59m)
13. Arsenal (£568.76m)
14. Napoli (£534.58m)
15. Borussia Dortmund (£528.53m)
16. Everton (£463.41m)
17. RB Leipzig (£463.12m)
18. Leicester (£429.48m)
19. AC Milan (£368.91m)
20. Wolves (£352.71m)
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