According to a study, Liverpool is the fifth-best Premier League team in identifying “value”
According to a recent financial research, just four other Premier League teams over the previous ten years have regularly discovered better value in the transfer market than Liverpool.
Liverpool leading by example in Premier League
The Reds lead by example when it comes down to getting value of their signings. Their new big transfer is the former Benfica forward Darwin Nunez.
Since the Fenway Sports Group assumed control of the team in 2010, it has been the club’s mandate. This self-sustaining strategy can only get sustained with knowledge of the transfer market.
There have been significant expenditures throughout the FSG period. All 15 of the club’s most costly acquisitions occurred within their first 12 years in control.
Thankfully, since Andy Carroll’s record-breaking move, the strategy got improved. Liverpool now seldom suffers a loss on a deal.
The CIES Football Observatory found that of the £878.5 million spent on players over the previous 10 years. The Reds obtained talent worth £829.6 million in their analysis covering the period from 2012 to the present.
The Stats in Europe
The only other teams to have discovered greater value are Man City (2% “loss”), Brighton (0.3%), Tottenham (0.6%), and Wolves (7% “gain”).
There are 40 teams in Europe’s top five leagues that are considered to be worse value-seekers than Liverpool, with Ligue 1 team Stade Rennais heading the pack with a loss of 30.1 percent.
Since 2012, just six clubs have made greater investments in players than Liverpool, with Juventus (22.7%), PSG (16%), Man United (14.9%), and Chelsea (10.1%) all suffering significant losses on their capital.
The analysis serves to demonstrate how successful Liverpool’s recruiting and talent identification approach has been, leaving aside the obvious error when it comes to Man City’s riches. In any case, we can be sure the Reds are looking forward to improving these numbers year after year.