Liverpool’s squad value has increased over five times under the management of Jurgen Klopp. The German took over the reins at Anfield in October 2015 and, at the time, the squad value of the Reds was £360 million.
Right now, however, the Merseyside outfit’s squad value stands at £1.83 billion, increasing a little more than five times. This is no surprise as the Reds have done some shrewd business in the transfer market over the last few years.
Indeed, they sold players that they didn’t need, like Mamadou Sakho and Dominic Solanke, while also making a huge profit with the departure of Philippe Coutinho for a whopping £142 million.
The Reds also invested wisely, signing the likes of Andy Robertson, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino for comparatively low prices while also making big-money moves for Alisson Becker and Virgil Van Dijk.
Liverpool's squad value when Klopp took over:— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) January 16, 2020
Liverpool's squad value now (via Forbes):
A rise of 500%! pic.twitter.com/9N8eWAVVix
And now, it seems to have paid off for them as their squad is now worth close to £2 billion – mostly thanks to Klopp’s ability to coach players to become the best version of themselves, something that has been praised by Jamie Carragher.
"Liverpool aren't buying superstars, they're making superstars," Carragher said, as per Sport Bible.
He continued, "Klopp doesn't get enough credit for that. Once you've got that player, you've got to improve that player. That's where Klopp doesn't get near enough credit as a coach. Liverpool are not going to the best clubs in the world and buying their best players. And it's not that Liverpool are buying players with a special ability that nobody else can see."