By Kieran Maguire

12th Jun, 2022 | 2:47pm

Kieran Maguire: Liverpool are 'the masters' after Darwin Nunez payment plan revealed

Kieran Maguire has hailed Liverpool “the masters of cashflow management” after their plan for Darwin Nunez was reported.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the finance expert claimed Fenway Sports Group “micromanage their cash resources” to prevent money from leaving the club “too quickly.”

According to Fabrizio Romano (12 June), Liverpool have agreed to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez in a deal worth £85million including add-ons.

The Uruguay international is set to put pen to paper on a six-year contract at Anfield after he completes his medical on Monday.

The Mirror‘s David Maddock reported (8 June) that the Reds plan to structure the add-ons in Sadio Mane’s prospective sale to Bayern Munich similarly to that which they are set to pay for Nunez.

Such a move would almost guarantee Liverpool’s future payments to Benfica.

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The add-ons in both deals are expected to equate to around £18million.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the way Liverpool were structuring both deals, Maguire said: “When it comes to cashflow management, Liverpool are the masters.

“They micromanage their cash resources. It is overseen with a great deal of scrutiny. They try to minimise, over the course of a year or two years, money going out too quickly.

“That way they can manage against additional money coming in from success on the pitch or money from commercial partners and player sales.

“I think this is reflective of the way that FSG run the business. It is very much cashflow focused.”

In other news, a finance guru has claimed Liverpool have ‘the edge’ over Barcelona in the race to sign a Premier League star.