dream team Most valuable Premier League team is revealed... with some notable omissions
Liverpool defensive talisman Virgil van Dijk missing from the current dream.
It is a team loaded with world class talent, yet the eleven players who make up the most valuable team in the Premier League will stir up plenty of debate.
First up, how can Liverpool defensive talisman Virgil van Dijk be missing from the current dream team that is also lacking the presence of Spurs striker Harry Kane?
The explanation is that football stats site Transfermarkt.co.uk have valued players based on their market value, with younger players handed a bigger price-tag than more experienced performers and potential clearly a key consideration in this speculative game of fantasy football.
There is little doubt that Liverpool would be looking for more than £100million for Van Dijk if they put them up for sale tomorrow and Spurs turned down that exact for Kane from Manchester City last summer, but the duo don't make the list published by Amazon Prime Sports.
Liverpool are well represented in 'rich list' team, with goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold among the line-up.
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne is an obvious pick in a star-studded midfield that also includes West Ham's Declan Rice.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford may be something of a contentious choice after his indifferent form in the last year and the only Chelsea player that makes the list is Romelu Lukaku.
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Of course, all of these figures are subject to conjecture and it remains to be seen whether West Ham would consider selling Rice for his £67.5million price tag or if Manchester United would sell Bruno Fernandes for £81million.
It all makes for interesting talking points, with this month's transfer window failing to catch fire so far.
Most valuable team in the Premier League (Transfermarkt.co.uk)
Alisson Becker (Liverpool) - £54million
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) - £72.million
Raphael Varane (Manchester United) - £58.5million
Ruben Dias (Manchester City) - £67.5million
Andy Robertson (Liverpool) - £58.5million
Declan Rice (West Ham) - £67.5million
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) - £81million
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - £81million
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - £90million
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) - £76.5million
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) - £90million
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