Mohamed Salah Makes Up 74% Of Egypt's Squad Value
Mo Salah spent a season being invaluable to Liverpool and now at the World Cup there is no player more valuable to his countries chances than the Egyptian, literally.
When he had to go off in the Champions League final it felt like all belief was drained from Liverpool and whilst it took a while for them to crumble Jurgen Klopp's team never looked like winning after Salah had left the field.
Now Salah attention is of course on the World Cup, first trying to get fit, and then helping get Egypt out of the group stages for the first time ever.
The former Chelsea winger is the stand out player for the Pharaohs and most of their hopes hang on him.
Whilst England in the past have had players with the weight of the country on them, and Neymar has felt the same for Brazil, as others have for their countries, perhaps no one is as important to their team as Salah is.
That fact is backed up by the CIES Football Observatory. The bods there say that Salah's worth is 74% of the total squad, with Son Heung-min's 73% in second place on the list.
Last week the observatory put a list together of the most valuable players in the world and Harry Kane topped the list at €201 million, with Neymar's €196 million in second place.
Kylian Mbappe's €187 million makes him the most valuable player in the most valuable squad with France's side worth €1410 million according to CIES algorithm.
Salah is valued at €171 million, although if you ask Liverpool it's probably a lot more than that, with the whole Egypt squad 'only' valued at €232 million meaning on average each other player is worth €2.77 million, or around 62 Salahs!
Interestingly Germany seem to have the best spread of players values with Marc-Andre ter Stegen their most value player at €101 million which is just 11% of their sides total value, and he probably won't even start as long as Manuel Neuer recovers from injury.
Who will have the biggest say at the World Cup, Mbappe, Salah or Kane?