Where Liverpool rank among most valuable clubs as they beat Manchester City and FSG plan gets $5bn payoff

The value of Liverpool has been estimated to be more than $5bn, not enough to compete with Real Madrid but enough to beat Premier League champion Manchester City.

It was reported last November that Liverpool owner FSG had put the club up for sale.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein disclosed the story, but the narrative soon changed, with the emphasis shifting towards the sale of a minority stake.

Now things have fallen rather silent, with no sign that significant investment is impending. It seems FSG has yet to receive a compelling offer from a proposed partner.

In a sense, this is surprising, because Liverpool look like one of the most attractive propositions in world football right now.

Indeed, according to Forbes, the Reds are the fourth most valuable club in the sport at an estimated $5.3bn (£4.2bn/€5bn).

The figures are determined by ‘enterprise values (equity plus net debt)’ and ‘the economics of the team’s stadium (but exclude the value of the real estate itself)’.

Real Madrid lead the way on $6.07bn (£4.9bn/€5.7bn), with Manchester United, currently the subject of a takeover battle between British businessman Sir Jim Radcliffe and Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim, second on $6bn (£4.8bn/€5.6bn).

Barcelona is sandwiched between the two arch-rivals ($5.5bn/£4.4bn/€5.1bn), but Liverpool beats treble-chasing Manchester City ($4.99bn/£4bn/€4.7bn). It seems likely Pep Guardiola’s side will also break the $5bn barrier imminently, but it’s a major victory for FSG to get there first.

Below are the ten most valuable clubs and their corresponding values in US dollars
1 Real Madrid $6.07bn
2 Manchester United $6bn
3 Barcelona $5.5bn
4 Liverpool $5.3bn
5 Manchester City $4.99bn
6 Bayern Munich $4.87bn
7 Paris Saint-Germain $4.21bn
8 Chelsea $3.1bn
9 Tottenham Hotspur $2.8bn
10 Arsenal $2.26bn

Liverpool.com says: Liverpool’s revenues are likely to take some form of hit next season after the Reds could not qualify for the Champions League for the first time since the 2016/17 season. The Europa League is a far less lucrative competition.

The good news, though, is that some of this should be balanced out by Anfield’s expansion. With work set to be completed on the new Anfield Road stand, the capacity of the stadium will increase to around 61,000, driving up income.

It’s the latest flagship development of the FSG tenure after the construction of a new training ground and the earlier redevelopment of the Main Stand. Based on the figures, that plan is already paying off, and will continue to do so.

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Where Liverpool rank among most valuable clubs as they beat Manchester City and FSG plan gets $5bn payoff

Alexis Mac Allister is on the brink of completing a summer move to Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp has reportedly already identified his next two transfer targets.

Mac Allister, 24, is believed to have agreed a five-year deal with Liverpool, which will see him earn around £150,000 per-week at the club.

While the Argentine international will undergo a medical at the club on Tuesday, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano.

“Alexis Mac Allister to Liverpool, here we go! Full agreement completed on the contract – understand it will be valid until June 2028. Five year deal. #LFC,” tweeted Romano on Monday.

“Liverpool will pay the buy out clause in the next days, way less than reported £60m fee. Medical tests in 24/48h. Done.”

But Klopp is already thinking ahead to his next piece of business, after allegedly holding talks with midfield duo Khephren Thuram and Manu Kone.

Romano confirmed on Tuesday morning that Liverpool have been in “direct contact with with both Manu Koné and Khephren Thuram’s agents again this week.”

“Internal discussion taking place over official proposals. Liverpool asked for some time to close in on Mac Allister deal then decide on new midfielders,” the Italian added.

According to L’Equipe, Liverpool are preparing an offer for Thuram, with Nice willing to let him go if their asking price of €40m (£34.5m) is met.

While the 22-year-old liked Mac Allister’s recent Instagram post, adding fuel to speculation.

Elsewhere, fellow French midfielder Kone has emerged as another target for Liverpool.

German news outlet Bild reiterate Romano’s claims, stating the Reds have already enquired about Kone, with Borussia Monchengladbach willing to part ways with the 22-year-old for a fee of between €40 and €45 million (£38.7m)

Both midfielders seemingly fit the profile wanted by Klopp this summer, boasting strength, speed and dynamism.

Kone, who is contracted until June 2025, made 31 appearances across all competitions this term – scoring one goal and providing one assist.

While Thuram, who is also out of contract in just over two years’ time, notched two goals and eight assists in 48 appearances in all competitions.


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