Liverpool football club is currently facing the hardest challenge in the history of the club; the club currently has the most valuable injury list in the world. Based on the calculation of Futballnews, the eight players that are currently out with one health condition or the other, worth a total of 491 million euros in the transfer market.
However, at this point, the football manager, Jurgen Klopp, is not bothered about how financially valuable the footballers who are currently injured are but how he would be able to defend the Premier League title and do well in other competitions the club is involved in without them.
The most affected department of the club in terms of the first team players that are out injured is the defense. Three center-backs of the club, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and emergency center-back Fabinho are out injured.
Below is an analysis of the 8 Liverpool players that make the club to have the most valuable injury list in the world:
- Joe Gomez – value €40 million
Joe Gomez is a 23-year-old Liverpool and English center-defender. His current market value is €40 million. Gomez sustained an injury on his left knee while in training. He has successfully undergone surgery on the knee and he is struggling to fully recover from the injury.
- Trent Alexander-Arnold – value €110 million
Trent Alexander-Arnold is a 22-year-old Liverpool and English right-back. His market value is €110 million. He is expected to be out of football for at least a month as he is battling to recover from a calf injury which he sustained in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City.
- Fabinho – value €60 million
Fabinho is a 27-year-old Liverpool and Brazilian defensive midfielder. His market value is €60 million. Before he got injured, Liverpool was using him as an emergency center-back in place of injured Virgil van Dijk and Gomez. Fabinho is expected to fully recover before Premier League returns on November 21 from the knock he suffered during Liverpool’s Champions League match against Midtjylland.
- Virgil van Dijk – value €80 million
Virgil van Dijk is a 29-year-old Liverpool and Dutch center-back. His market value is €80 million. He suffered a knee injury that could keep him out of football for the entire season. van Dijk sustained the injury after Everton’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s tackle during the first Merseyside derby for this season.
- Thiago Alcantara – value €48 million
Thiago Alcantara is a 29-year-old Liverpool and Spanish Centre-Midfielder. His market value is €48 million. He also sustained an injury during the Merseyside derby but has started training alone before the international break.
- Kostas Tsimikas – value €9 million
Kostas Tsimikas is a 24-year-old Liverpool and Greek left-back. The market value of the Liverpool’s new signing is €9 million. He is currently recovering from a thigh problem he encountered when he made his full debut for Liverpool against Lincoln in the EFL Cup.
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – value €24 million
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a 27-year-old Liverpool and English center-midfielder. His market value is €24 million. He has been out of football since he injured his knee in pre-season training. As of the time of publishing this report, the official date of his return to football has not been known.
- Mohamed Salah – value €120 million
Mohamed Salah is a 28-year-old Liverpool and Egyptian right-winger. His market value is €120 million. The Egyptian case is different because he is not out with an injury but he tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty. He is expected to be back after at least 10 days.