The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will host elite players with huge market values.

Football players from Africa have certainly not been left out of the list with Liverpool forward leading the pack at $174.7 million.

Business Insider SSA looks at the top eight African players in the World Cup with the highest market value, according to transfermarkt.com :

8. Medhi Benatia, 31 (Morocco)

Market value: €23 M ($26.8  million)

7. Amine Harit, 20 (Morocco)

Market value: €25 M ($29.1 million)

= Hakim Ziyech, 25 (Morocco)

Market value: €25 M ($29.1 million)

= Wilfred Ndidi, 21 (Nigeria)

Market value: €25 M ($29.1 million)

4. Keita Baldé, 23 (Senegal)

Market value: €26.4 M ($36 million)

3. Kalidou Koulibaly, 26 (Senegal)

Market value: €61.9 M ($72 million)

2. Sadio Mane, 26 (Senegal)

Market value: €70 M ($81.4 million)

1. Mohamed Salah, 25 (Egypt)

Market value: €150 M ($174.7 million)