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New CIES Football Observatory data has revealed which summer transfers were the biggest bargains (Image: GETTY)

Liverpool strengthened their squad significantly during the summer transfer window, welcoming four new players to Anfield ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri all joined the club for big money ahead of the new campaign, with Jurgen Klopp looking to add depth to his team.

While the Reds splashed a significant sum of money on these new acquisitions, a new study has revealed that some of the signings were actually huge bargains.

CIES Football Observatory have employed their own algorithm to calculate a player’s value compared to their real-life price tag, throwing up some very interesting results.

According to the new research, significantly underpaid for both Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri this summer – despite the latter having a relegation release clause.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will likely be feeling aggrieved after seeing Thibaut Courtois leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid at a cut price.

While the Belgian stopper completed his move for a weighty €40m (£35.5m), the CIES study suggests Real should have forked out an extra €22.6m (£20m).

West Brom, Wolves and Huddersfield have all pulled off some bargain buys this summer, while Atletico Madrid have also shown their nous in the transfer market.

CIES Football Observatory Liverpool

Liverpool signed Alisson and Fabinho as part of their summer spending spree (Image: GETTY)

25. Alassane Plea (Nice to Borussia Monchengladbach): Reported €23m, Valued €26.9m – €3.9m

24. Pablo Maffeo (Manchester City to Stuttgart): Reported €10m, Valued €14.2m – €4.2m

21 (Tied). Florin Andone (Deportivo La Coruna to Brighton & Hove Albion): Reported €6m, Valued €10.7m – €4.7m

21 (Tied). Samuel Grandsir (Troyes to Monaco): Reported €4m, Valued €8.7m – €4.7m

21 (Tied). Kevin Strootman (Roma to Marseille): Reported €28m, Valued €32.7m – €4.7m

CIES Football Observatory Jonny Evans

Leicester picked up a bargain when they signed Jonny Evans from West Brom (Image: GETTY)

19 (Tied). Jonny Castro (Celta Vigo to Atletico Madrid): Reported €11m, Valued €15.8m – €4.8m

19 (Tied). Joaquin Correa (Sevilla to Lazio): Reported €18m, Valued €22.8m – €4.8m

18. Jonny Evans (West Bromwich Albion to Leicester City): Reported €4m, Valued €9.1m – €5.1m

17. Marius Wolf (Eintracht Frankfurt to Borussia Dortmund): Reported €5m, Valued €10.9m – €5.9m

15 (Tied). Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan to Juventus): Reported €35.0m, Valued €41.1m – €6.1m

CIES Football Observatory Leonardo Bonucci

Leonardo Bonucci only spent a season at AC Milan before returning to Juventus (Image: GETTY)

CIES Football Observatory Davy Klaassen

Davy Klaassen has joined Werder Bremen after an ill-fated stint at Everton (Image: GETTY)

15 (Tied). Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City to Huddersfield Town): Reported €6.5m, Valued €12.6m – €6.1m

14. Davy Klaassen (Everton to Weder Bremen): Reported €15m, Valued €21.2m – €6.2m

13. Alisson Becker (Roma to Liverpool): Reported €72.5m, Valued €79.3m – €6.8m

12. Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City to Liverpool): Reported €14.7m, Valued €22.2m – €7.5m

11. Joao Moutinho (Monaco to Wolverhampton Wanderers): Reported €5.6m, Valued €14.9m – €9.3m

CIES Football Observatory Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo swapped Real Madrid for Juventus in the shock move of the transfer window (Image: GETTY)

CIES Football Observatory Radja Nainggolan

Radja Nainggolan has joined Inter Milan after four years at Roma (Image: GETTY)

10. Alban Lafont (Toulouse to Fiorentina): Reported €8.5m, Valued €18.4m – €9.9m

9. Simone Zaza (Valencia to Torino): Reported €14m, Valued €24.1m – €10.1m

8. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid to Juventus): Reported €105m, Valued €115.6m – €11.5m

7. Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria to Arsenal): Reported €30m, Valued €41.9m – €11.9m

6. Radja Nainggolan (Roma to Inter Milan): Reported €40m, Valued €52.9m – €12.9m

CIES Football Observatory Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois has been identified as the biggest bargain of the summer transfer window (Image: GETTY)

5. Clement Lenglet (Sevilla to Barcelona): Reported €35m, Valued €49.2m – €14.2m

4. Fabinho Tavares (Monaco to Liverpool): Reported €55m, Valued €73.8m – €18.8m

3. Bryan Cristante (Atalanta to Roma): Reported €30m, Valued €49.4m – €19.4m

2. Rodri (Villarreal to Atletico Madrid): Reported €25m, Valued €46.9m – €21.9m

1. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea to Real Madrid): Reported €40m, Valued €62.6m – €22.6m



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