By Alex Stevens
Daniel Sturridge is Liverpool’s top earner on £150,000-a-week, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claim the England striker leads the club’s wage list in the wake of a survey that names the Merseysiders among the world’s sporting financial elite financially.
Sports finance site Sporting Intelligence claim first team players at Anfield take home an average of £57,000-a-week or a shade over £3million a year (£3.01million) according to the latest analysis from the global sports salary survey.
The Echo report that the highest earners at Anfield include Sturridge, who takes home around £150,000-a-week while club captain Jordan Henderson and James Milner also earn well over £100,000-a-week.
Those wages place the club as the tenth biggest club in the world for wages in footballm but still only the fifth highest paid even within the Premier League itself behind Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.
United are now paying the highest wages in world football after their summer acquisitions of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were added to highly-paid incumbents like Wayne Rooney.
United’s squad earns an average of £5.77million a year, equivalent to £110,000-a-week, almost double that at Anfield.
Liverpool are also behind Manchester City (third at £5.42million/£104,000-a-week), Chelsea (fifth at £4.51million/£86,000-a-week) and Arsenal (ninth at £3.7million/£71,000-a-week) in wages paid.
Everton pay an average of £41,000-a-week which places them 15th in the global league of payers in football.
Apart from the Premier League teams the top ten is filled out by the continental giants of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris St Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus.
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