Liverpool are no exception – agents have become more and more important as football has progressed into the big-money game that it is today, and hold influence in the corridors of power at every Premier League club.
Decades ago, they were little more than an afterthought, but nowadays they’re often the key figures who can make or break a deal. The fact we know the names of certain agents should tell you everything about how much the industry has changed.
It’s not uncommon for one agent to bring a group of players to one club, either. Look at Wolverhampton Wanderers, for example. Eight of their current first-team players are represented by Jorge Mendes’ agency, Gestifute.
The fact is, a player’s agent can now play a major part in a transfer, whether the footballing world likes it or not. As money becomes more and more of a factor, too, their influence may just keep growing.
Every Liverpool player’s agent
Alisson Becker – Neis World Sports
Caoimhin Kelleher – ICM Stellar Sports
Loris Karius – Sports eXcellence Group
Adrian – Bahia International
Virgil van Dijk – Wasserman
Ibrahima Konate – ICM Stellar Sports
Joe Gomez – Wasserman
Joel Matip – ASBW Sport Marketing
Nat Phillips – Murdock Sports Group
Sepp van den Berg – Key United
Rhys Williams – ICM Stellar Sports Group
Ben Davies – CAA Base Ltd
Andy Robertson – PLG
Kostas Tsimikas – Prosport International
Trent Alexander-Arnold – PLG
Neco Williams – Wasserman
Fabinho – Gestifute
Naby Keita – ROOF
Curtis Jones – Wasserman
Thiago – The Player Management
Jordan Henderson – Wasserman
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Colossal Sports Management
James Milner – Sami Sport-Marketing Agentur
Sadio Mane – ROOF
Luis Diaz – Nomi Sports
Takumi Minamino – Sarcle Co. Ltd.
Sheyi Ojo – Elite Project Group Ltd
Ben Woodburn – ICM Stellar Sports
Mohamed Salah – Ramy Abbas Issa
Diogo Jota – Gestifute
Roberto Firmino – ROGON
Divock Origi – DLF
As you can see, there is quite the mix of agencies that represent Liverpool players. The main two seem to be Wasserman and ICM Stellar Sports, however, who represent the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate.
The most controversial agent in the squad is Ramy Abbas Issa, who represents Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian international’s agent often takes to Twitter to aim subtle digs and drop contract hints. In doing so, he has not gained any fans in the red half of Merseyside.
Elsewhere, PLG represent Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson, with the England international’s brother Tyler being on the agency’s board.
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