As much as Liverpool played one of the best opening season matches, the headlines are about the injuries their opposition had. Typical isn’t it.Diverting the fact from Liverpool intentions this season
I am not bothered much about what the press says of Liverpool, good or bad.Here are some facts suggesting market value do not make Champions.
Here’s what is going on around the world from true neutrals. Interesting stats from the internet comparing Liverpool players values and performances against the rest in the Premier League, so genuine Red fans can make up our minds of who really deserve the plaudits and believe how far Liverpool can go this season.
Origi £10 Million: Depay £25 Million
Origi has already clocked up 100% more games and scored 9 more goals than Depay in the Premier League.
Mane £30 Million
Mane since his move to the English league, has had more success dribbling past an average of 3 players than Eden Hazard and Mane has made more defensive tackles than Nemanja Matic. For curiosity sake, the Chelsea pairs combined value estimated at £85 Million
Philippe Coutinho have scored more goals from outside the penalty box than Pogba and Ibrahimovic combined in 2016. Coutinho’s price tag was £10 million, manures new signing salary for their period of contract £13 Million. Not to mention the small matter of £100 Million price tag for you know who.
Firmino cost Liverpool £29 Million, has more assist and goals last season than er hmm, Sterling, who Mancs paid £50 Million for.
Liverpool paid £25 Million for Wijnaldum and he was the second highest scoring midfielder last season above £50 Million De Bruyne, £35 Million pound Ozil, £40 Million David Silva and had more higher rating per match than English players such as Ross Barkley, Dele Alli, Dier, Rooney etc. So is Klopp wasting him by playing Wijnaldum in a defensive formation?
And let’s be our own critics.
Karius £4 Million
Simon Mignolet has been the most mistake prone goalkeeper last season. Also has conceded most goals from set-pieces. At least for this position Liverpool may have a better cover in Karius who cost 50 % less than Mignolet. Thanks to the transfer committee of Liverpool’s past.
Moreno’s value has dropped to half what Liverpool paid for. Liverpool should write off Moreno’s fee and still make a profit by getting into CL. Or else Moreno would be the ‘one man destruction’ to cost Liverpool that CL chance again next season. Wish we could read Klopp’s mind on this one though..
Klavan £4 Million
Sakho may not find the name Klavan funny. Because Klavan’s assurance in set-pieces and corners in his first game already may be the writing on the wall for Sakho. Plus Klavan’s old school ‘safety first’ clearances may cause less of a heart problems for Liverpool fans.
If any of you have more, please share. YNWA