Liverpool have won the European and world football crown in recent months and are now finishing in their first Premier League title.
The recovery of the Reds as a global football force under Jurgen Klopp coincides with the club’s investments in players from the world’s superpowers when it comes to creating the highest talent.
According to a report published by the Football Observatory’s website, Brazil tops the list when it comes to producing players playing at the highest level.
The football-obsessed nation also produces by far the largest number of expatriates in the game, while its players also play more minutes of football at the highest level than any other nationality.
And Liverpool are taking advantage of Brazil̵
Goalkeeper Alison Becker is considered one of the best in the world of his position, Roberto Firmino is part of the great top three of the Reds, while Fabinho plays a vital role in the meteoric rise of the club.
The growing number of Brazilians heading to Anfield reflects the dominance of South Americans as a major talent producer in football today.
But it also shows that Liverpool’s recruitment policy is in place, as they are taking advantage of a particularly strong period for the Brazilian players.
Not surprisingly, Liverpool’s biggest rival in the Premier League, Manchester City, also boasted a talented trio of Brazilians – Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus and Ederson. All three are key players for City, as they have claimed five of the last six available home trophies.
In contrast, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea have only six Brazilian players. The five most expensive Brazilians in the Premier League play for Liverpool or City.
All this is good for the progress of the Reds. The club has already proven to be an attractive destination for the next generation of Brazilians crossing the Atlantic.
So, if the club’s transfer strategy continues to reflect global trends and Brazil continues to develop its production line with great talent, then the Reds must remain in the game for some time.