Liverpool have won AT LEAST £ 206million in the Premier League – Liverpool FC
Liverpool sealed their third-best Premier League result under Jurgen Klopp as he finished third this season, which has cost the club significant costs in the process.
The Reds’ standings dropped from third to fifth on the final matchday, but Sadio Mane’s two goals against Crystal Palace clinched a third place at 5:54 p.m. ET.
Chelsea took the remaining spot in the top four behind champions Man City, Man United and Liverpool, with Leicester missing despite having spent the majority of the campaign in Champions League places.
This is a major boost for Liverpool, as they seek to recover from the financial losses of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for a new challenge in the Premier League and in Europe.
According to the To post, the Reds sealed a £ 156.5million win by finishing fourth, but with a £ 8.2million discount to be paid to broadcasters for the loss of earnings during last season’s lockdown.
That leaves their projected Premier League earnings at £ 148.3million, to which is added their Champions League entry next season.
the Echo of LiverpoolDave Powell claims that simply reserving a spot in Europe’s top tournament is worth £ 58million to the Reds, including participation, broadcast rights and coefficient payments.
Liverpool has therefore already deserved £ 206.3 million by finishing third in the Premier League, which is a staggering increase from the estimated £ 160million if they had come fifth and entered the Europa League.
It could impact their plans for the summer transfer window, and namely a proposed deal for RB Leipzig center-back Ibrahima Konate.
Konate is available for around £ 34million due to a release clause in his contract with the Bundesliga club, but this would technically have to be paid as a lump sum in order to trigger his exit.
The club will also look to increase their coffers with sales, with figures like Divock Origi, Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic expected to be available, although it remains to be seen whether they will be able to move their marginal numbers.
“Playing in the Champions League is obviously huge, especially from a financial point of view, for the club. It’s really important, ”admitted Klopp earlier in the season.
“If we can’t do that, it’s no good, certainly not.”
Liverpool will always be mindful of their spending due to losses estimated at around £ 120million from income affected during the lockdown, although a £ 533million investment in the FSG has claimed to have wiped it out.