Liverpool must overcome the most expensively assembled team in football history to fulfill their dream of Premier League glory.
UEFA’s latest club licencing report has highlighted the remarkable cost of Manchester City’s recent success – and also underlines the astonishing job Jurgen Klopp has done in creating a team which has reached a Europa League and Champions League final – but is only the 11th most expensively assembled side in Europe.
The UEFA report says: “With a squad cost of €800m, Manchester City FC have overtaken Real Madrid CF as the most expensively built team in history in terms of total transfer fees.
“The three most expensive squads in FY2017 (Manchester City, Real Madrid and Manchester United) cost 40–50% more than the fourth most expensive squad (Chelsea) – a considerable gap.”
While City’s squad cost €800m to assemble and has a players’ balance sheet value of €389m, Liverpool’s cost less than half of that sum €390m and has a players’ balance sheet value of €198m.
Source: Liverpool Echo
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