How Jurgen Klopp’s improved Liverpool’s squad value by £550m, surpassing rivals

Jurgen Klopp has propelled Liverpool back to the top of world football since taking the Anfield reins in 2015.

In five years on Merseyside, Klopp has guided the Reds to Premier League and Champions League glory, winning the former in record-breaking fashion last season after missing out with a tally of 97 points in 2018/19.

The German has made a number of inspirational signings over the years, with £75million recruit Virgil van Dijk perhaps the most crucial in their recent success.

Nevertheless, the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Alisson and Fabinho have proved equally important.

According to research from Bet Victor, Klopp has improved Liverpool’s squad value by a staggering £667million since taking charge of the club – at a cost of just £114.2million.

The Reds gaffer boasts an ‘effective profit’ total of £552million, which is almost £450million more than any other active Premier League manager.

When he was appointed manager in October 2015, Klopp’s Liverpool squad was believed to be worth around £312million.

But after forking out £480million on reinforcements, his Premier League champions are now said to be worth an eye-watering £979million.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has recorded the second highest effective profit with £89million, coming before Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo (£77million) and Fulham’s Scott Parker (£76million).

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea squad has become less valuable since he took over at Stamford Bridge, falling from £761million to £749million despite spending £222million on new recruits.

The same can be said for Arsenal, whose squad has fallen in value from £633million to £562million since Mikel Arteta took charge last year.

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However, Manchester United have risen in value during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time at Old Trafford, increasing from £628million to £732million.

Neighbours Manchester City have recorded one of the biggest jumps in value, increasing from £593million to £944million under Pep Guardiola.

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