Thursday, September 22, 2016

Liverpool named as the biggest selling club in Europe

Liverpool have made a LOT of money from selling players since 2010… but is that a good thing or a bad thing?

The phrase 'selling club' isn't often used in a positivesense. The idea that a team regularly flog their best players tends to be a criticism, not a pat on the back.

But is that fair? In the modern game, should clubs be praised for getting top dollar for their biggest stars? We ask because, once they have seen the table below, Liverpool fans are going to be posing that very question.

According to CIES Football Observatory , an academic research group in Switzerland known for their SERIOUS football analysis, Liverpool are officially the 'selling club' of Europe.

They looked at the money every club in Europe's top five leagues has received from the sale of players during this decade (i.e. 2010-2016).

And, partly thanks to the money The Reds got for these guys Liverpool have made a whopping €442million (£379million)
from player sales in that time.
That is comfortably the highest figure in the Premier League, ahead of Tottenham and Chelsea.

However, Liverpool are not just English football's leading
salesmen.They head the 'table of transfer incomes' for the WHOLE OF EUROPE this decade, ahead of Valencia and Juventus.

A remarkable stat, made all the more astonishing by the fact Southampton - the team who supposedly sell ALL their players to Liverpool - are down in 15th on the list, having made €268million (£230million) from player sales in the period.

That's nearly £150million LESS than their pals at Anfield.

Still, the question remains: do these numbers reflect well on
Liverpool… or are they bad news?

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