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Below Salah and Van Dijk, you won't believe who is Liverpool's highest earner

The Reds have many top players, but they pay a fortune to someone who doesn't play.

By Charles Cornwall

They earn a fortune.
They earn a fortune.
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Liverpool's successes over the last few years are due, in large part, to the excellent work of Jurgen Klopp. The German coach turned the Reds into one of the best teams in England and Europe, restoring them to their former glory with a style of play that delighted fans and won admiration around the world.

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But he didn't do it alone. He also needed the help of top players who made the difference on the pitch. Some of them are gone, such as Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho, but many still continue to shine at Anfield Road. The performances they show every weekend have earned them the trust of the coach and the affection of the fans, as well as a lot of money.

It is therefore not surprising that the highest paid players in the squad are the team's main stars. The first in the ranking is obviously Mohamed Salah, who earns £18.2 million per season. And much further down, in second place, is Virgil Van Dijk, who per year earns £11.4 million. What no one could guess is who is third on the list.

That place belongs to Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish midfielder has a salary almost as high as Virgil's: £10.4 million per season. But his importance in the team is almost non-existent. In fact, he has barely played 5 minutes this season, when he came on near the end in the 3-1 loss to Arsenal on February 4. A hip injury had prevented him from playing for months, while now a muscular problem is the reason for his absence.

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How much do the others earn?

Below Thiago Alcantara in the ranking of Liverpool's highest salaries is Trent Alexander-Arnold, who earns £9.3 million per year. Then there are Alexis MacAllister and Alisson Becker (£7.8 million), Ryan Gravenberch, Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez (£7.2 million). Interestingly, one of the team's most important players, Luis Diaz, is much further back, in 18th place, with a salary of £2.8 million per year.

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