Liverpool are the biggest selling club in Europe, having banked more money through transfer sales than any other club on the continent, according to new study.
The new research shows the Merseyside club have collected the most in incoming transfer fees since 2010, with the sales of Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Fernando Torres to Barcelona, Manchester City and Chelsea respectively contributing to the €442m (£369m, $492m) collected in sales.
The study, led by Swiss research group CIES Football Observatory, shows the Reds have earned €10m more than any club. Valencia (€432m) come in second place having added €50m following the sale of Andre Gomes to Barcelona this summer, with Juventus (€415m) also profiting nicely from the sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United.
Tottenham rank seventh having collected €369m from player sales including those of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale – both to Real Madrid – while Chelsea also make the top 10 having banked €358m from their shrewd sales in recent years.
Southampton, having lost the likes of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Morgan Schneiderlin, Dejan Lovren and Sadio Mane to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, come in at no. 15.
Liverpool received £75m from Barcelona for the services of Luis Suarez in 2014, eclipsing the £50m Chelsea paid for Fernando Torres in January 2011. Manchester City were made to pay top dollar for Raheem Sterling in 2015, meeting Liverpool's £49m asking price for the England international, while the club recouped most of the £32m they spent on Christian Benteke in offloading the Belgium international to Crystal Palace in August.