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Liverpool falls on most valuable clubs list and beaten by two Premier League rivals

Liverpool's valuation currently sits at $4.4bn.
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Liverpool has fallen in Football Benchmark's annual club valuation table in 2024. The Reds had been fourth on the 2023 list, having won two domestic cup competitions in 2021/22 and coming very close to completing a quadruple, losing in the final of the Champions League to Real Madrid in Paris and finishing second in the league, just one point behind winners Manchester City.

Liverpool was behind just Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United as the most valuable clubs in the world in the 2023 rankings. This year, however, the club has dropped a place, and have been replaced in fourth by Bayern Munich.

It comes after the club's failure to play in the Champions League in the most recent season after a disappointing 2022-23 campaign in which Liverpool finished outside the top four, thus missing out on UEFA's premiere competition.

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Liverpool now sits fifth in the rankings, with a decrease of just 3% due to a slight loss in operating revenue compared to a year ago. Barcelona, despite its horrendous financial state, is sixth, just behind Liverpool. The Reds' overall valuation now sits at a staggering $4.4bn (£3.5/€4.1bn), with a year-on-year increase of 7%.

Football Benchmark considers various factors in compiling its annual list. Now in its ninth year, the company takes into account profitability, stadium ownership, broadcasting rights, sporting potential and popularity of each club. The top 10 is comprised of mostly teams from the Premier League, considering the league's appeal globally, its massive TV broadcasting deals and stadium ownership.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are the other English teams in the top 10, with French side Paris Saint-Germain also featuring. England provides the most clubs from the list of 32, with nine. Italy is next with seven, while Spain has six and Germany has three. The overall value of the 32 clubs named in the report is a colossal $64bn (£50bn/€59bn), a clear indicator of the monumental appeal and value of teams in the sport.

Liverpool ranked seventh in Deloitte's annual Football Money League this year, which ranks clubs based on their revenue for the previous season. The Reds were behind Real Madrid, Man City, PSG, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

Liverpool.com says: It's good to see Liverpool's valuation as a club continue to grow. Getting back into the Champions League next season should contribute to an even higher placing in next season's list.