Liverpool have 15 matches standing between them and their first Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp’s side remained four points clear of Manchester City following this weekend’s results, thanks to their nervy 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace.
Manchester City beat Huddersfield 3-0 on Sunday to stay hot on their tails.
It’s almost impossible to predict which side will go on to become champions.
One thing is for sure, Liverpool are a completely different animal this season.
The Reds finished fourth in 2017/18, picking up 75 points.
It’s still January and Liverpool have already reached the 60-point mark.
Of course, last season’s signings Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk have played a major role in Liverpool’s brilliant campaign to date.
But the four signings Liverpool made back in the summer have all been key.
Goalkeeper Alisson, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and, to a lesser extent, Naby Keita have all played their part.
And now, a report from football boffins at CIES have worked out how much three of them are now worth six months after joining Liverpool.
CIES have produced a list of the top 20 summer transfers in terms of how much they’re now worth compared to the fee paid for them.
And Alisson, Fabinho and Shaqiri all feature.
Shaqiri finds himself in third, behind Atletico Madrid’s Rodri Hernandez and Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira.
Shaqiri was signed for €14.7 million and is now reportedly worth €55 million - an increase of €40.3 million.
Alisson comes in at seventh, despite signing for what was a record for a goalkeeper at €72.5 million. The Brazilian is now worth €105.6 million.
One place below Alisson is compatriot Fabinho. The midfielder made a slow start to life at Anfield but, after costing €55 million, is now valued at €86.5 million.
There is no mention of Keita in the top 20 who, after arriving for a €54.2 million fee has struggled to play consistently in the first-team.News Now - Sport News