Liverpool’s starting XI costs a whopping £202MILLION more than Tottenham’s as countdown to the Champions League final continues
- Liverpool and Tottenham meet in the Champions League final on Saturday
- The Reds flex a starting XI that cost a colossal £331.5million to piece together
- While Spurs’ line-up cost just £129.5m ahead of the European showpiece
Liverpool take on Tottenham in the Champions League final on Saturday – flexing a starting XI that cost a colossal £331.5million to piece together.
The final is taking place at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, which has been the new home of Spanish giants Atlético Madrid.
Liverpool are looking to lick the wounds and set the record straight after last year’s Champions League final heartbreak to Real Madrid. Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp’s watch have made three major European finals in four seasons under the German.
Jurgen Klopp’s (L) Liverpool are set to take on Mauricio Pochettino’s (R) Tottenham on Saturday
However, they have lost both of their last two major European finals and a League Cup final bout with rivals Manchester City, meaning Klopp is still trophy-less while managing the Reds.
Mauricio Pochettino is set to manage in his first major European Final. His team have shown tremendous fighting spirit throughout their European campaign fighting back in both the quarter-final game and the semi-final which both saw last-minute drama and unlikely heroes.
Sportsmail looks at the cost of each starting XI ahead of the European showpiece.
The 26-year-old traded Rome for Merseyside when he made the switch from Roma to Liverpool for £67m. He had a standout debut season in the Premier League conceding just one more goal (22) than he’s kept clean sheets (21).
Liverpool got a real steal when they snatched Robertson off relegated Hull for £8m in July 2017. The captain of Scotland has become a fan favourite getting 13 assists in all competitions this past season.
Virgil van Dijk
The world’s most expensive centre back has certainly lived up to the £75m price tag. The Dutchman ended the season winning the PFA Player of the Year award and also boasting a stat where no player managed to dribble past him in the 2018-19 campaign.
Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk is the world’s most expensive centre half at a whopping £75million
The 22-year-old joined Liverpool from Charlton in the summer of 2015 for a measly £3.5m. The Englishman has struggled with injuries during his spell with Liverpool, but when fit he puts in consistent performances.
The academy product made his debut in late 2016 and was always highly regarded. The 20-year-old recently broke the defender assists record in a single premier league season (12) which shows his limitless potential.
Taking over the reins as club captain from the great Steven Gerrard is no easy task but the Englishman, who made the switch from boyhood club Sunderland in 2011 for £16m, is doing a mighty job. He has helped the club reach three major European finals and a domestic cup final.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson cost Liverpool £16m from Sunderland back in 2011
The 25-year-old Brazilian left Monaco to join the reds for £44m in the summer of 2018. It took him a while to get going when he wasn’t seen for the first 8 matches of the season. He has since settled into the starting XI playing a key role in Liverpool’s success.
The Reds picked Wijnaldum off of relegated Newcastle for £25m at the end of the 2015-16 campaign. The Dutchman has since gone on to make 138 appearances getting 13 goals and notching 16 assists in all competitions.
A lot of people questioned the £30m price tag when the Senegalese star joined from Southampton in 2016. He played a key role in Liverpool’s recent title challenge finishing joint top goalscorer alongside team-mate Mohammed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 22 goals.
Joined Liverpool for £34m in 2017 and he went on to break the goal-scoring record in a single Premier League season netting 32 goals to beat former Red, Luis Suarez, Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo who were joint on 31. Salah would go on to repeat his goalscoring ways in the 2018-19 season finishing joint top scorer on 22 goals and he also provided 11 assists.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah made the switch to Anfield two years ago for £34m
The Brazilian joined from Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015 for £29m. The versatile No 9 is the third man to arguably Europe’s deadliest trio scoring 66 goals and getting 47 assists in 191 appearances for Liverpool.
The 32-year-old Frenchman is one of the best goalkeepers in world football. He joined Spurs for a modest £12m leaving French side Lyon. He has since gone on to captain both Tottenham to the upcoming Champions League final, and the French national team to a Euro final in 2016 and a World Cup win in 2018.
Despite being just 28, Danny Rose is one of Tottenham’s more senior players having been at the club for 12 years. He joined from the Leeds academy for just £1m, he had various loan spells before finding his feet in the Spurs first team. Rose has gone on to make 197 appearances for Tottenham as well as 26 for England.
Joined Tottenham for £8m in 2012 leaving Dutch giants Ajax. He is one of Spurs’ key men and has made over 200 appearances for the club while also winning their Player of the Year award in 2018 and also holds the record for the most Belgium international caps (112).
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen joined the Premier League side for £8m from Ajax in 2012
The second man to Spurs’ Belgian dynamic duo in the heart of the defence. He joined from Athletico Madrid for £11.5m in 2015 where he has since gone on to make 158 appearances and 90 respectively for Belgium. His stand out performances have put clubs such as Man United on red alert eyeing his £25m release clause.
Joined from Burnley for an inexpensive £3.5m in 2015. The 28-year-old has been impressive in spells, but the 2018-19 campaign wasn’t one of his best. He is more remembered for his outstanding Premier League 2017-18 season and his breath-taking free-kick in the World Cup semi-final heartbreak to Croatia last summer.
The South Korean 26-year-old superstar joined from Bayer Leverkusen for roughly £22m in 2015. He has since gone on to make 187 appearances for the club scoring 67 and assisting 36. Son played a key role in Tottenham’s recent top-four finish scoring 12 goals and getting 7 assists, as well as helping the side reach the upcoming Champions League final clash in Madrid.
Son Heung-min joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen for roughly £22m four years ago
The 27-year-old Danish star joined Tottenham from Ajax in 2013 for £11.5m, which in today’s market is ridiculously cheap. The playmaker plays a key role in making Tottenham tick in the heart of the midfield and his 10 goals and 17 assists in all competitions has helped Tottenham achieve third in the league and reach their first major European final since 1984.
The most costly man in the XI, costing a staggering £30m when he made the switch from Newcastle in 2016. The explosive box to box midfielder had a tough start in North London but he has most definitely found his feet and he has them firmly planted in the starting 11, he was considered one of the Premier Leagues most consistent players in this past season.
Joined the North London side from European Juggernauts Paris Saint-Germain for £25m in 2018. The pacey winger has since gone on to make 59 appearances for the club, scoring 16 and playing a hand in six goals. His most memorable moment so far in a Spurs shirt came in the Champions League Semi-final. His scored a hat-trick in the second leg including the last-gasp winner to send his side to Madrid.
The 22-year-old left boyhood club MK Dons to join the Premier League side for £5m in 2015. He has since gone on to make 183 appearances for the club scoring 53 goals and 49 assists. His goals and assists record for the club is a real testament to his ability to score and create. He has also gone on to play 35 games for England, scoring his first World Cup goal against Sweden in the 2018 quarter-finals.
Dele Alli left boyhood club MK Dons to join the Premier League side for £5m back in 2015
The prolific goalscorer is a product of Tottenham’s youth academy and has declared himself fit for the upcoming clash with Liverpool in Madrid. The 25-year-old made his debut for Tottenham in 2011 and he has since gone on to score 164 times in 252 games which averages a goal every one and a half games.
As well as being one of the best strikers in world football, Kane is also the captain of England, where he has made 37 appearances scoring 22 goals. Kane took home the 2018 World Cup golden boot scoring six goals including a hat-trick against Panama.
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