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Liverpool missed out on the chance to earn £250million per match for three matches when they pulled out of the European Super League. 

That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Florentino Perez’s latest comments about the ESL.

The Real Madrid chairman claimed that the breakaway competition has not been scrapped and is instead on “standby.”

He insists that the contract that the 12 ‘founder member’ clubs signed is legally binding and that none has the right to drop out.

Maguire explains that Liverpool could pocket astronomical sums if they decided to re-enter the scheme.

He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “What was driving Liverpool in this deal was the opportunity to sell their own broadcast rights.

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“The terms allowed them to do that for three home matches, effectively on a pay-per-view basis.

“If you sell the broadcast to 50m people around the world and charge them £5 each, you’ve got £250m per football match.

“You’ve got the rights to do that three times so it could go up to £750m.

“On top of that, you’ve got all the Premier League TV money and the money from all the other franchise league matches.”

Liverpool owner John Henry was forced into an embarrassing climbdown in the aftermath of the ESL’s collapse.

Manager Jurgen Klopp was “devastated” and his future at the club is by no means guaranteed, as first reported by Football Insider.

In other news, Klopp tipped for clear the air talks with FSG by top pundit.