Liverpool and Man United tipped to earn huge money after reveal - Plumley

By Dr Dan Plumley

11th Apr, 2022 | 8:30pm

Finance guru: Liverpool to land 'huge' windfall amid 'absolutely crazy' claim

Liverpool and Man United will earn “huge money” from their pre-season friendly in Thailand as demand for tickets reaches fever pitch.

So says finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the money-spinning exhibition match in Bangkok.

Both clubs announced on 31 March that they would play each other in the Centenary Cup at the 51,500-capacity Rajamangala Stadium.

Demand for tickets has been remarkable, with the majority of seats priced at the equivalent of £455 and the very cheapest tickets sold for £114.

Per Thai newspaper Nation Thailand last Friday (8 April), supporters are now losing thousands of pounds to scammers selling fraudulent tickets.

Plumley claims that the unfortunate news is emblematic of the “absolutely crazy” demand from Liverpool and United’s overseas fanbase.

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“We know the clubs can earn huge money from this,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.

“They haven’t been able to do it for a couple of years, so it’s no surprise to see them go back there.

“Unfortunately, it’s no surprise to see those absolutely crazy ticket prices either. It’s why they choose to fly all the way around the world in pre-season.

“It makes sense because it has been two years in the making. Some of the fans have been waiting all that time.

“They are fans of the club, and we don’t see that because we’re in the UK. But that’s why they want to be a part of it and why it is so lucrative for the clubs.”

United and Liverpool will meet for the final time this season at Anfield on Saturday (16 April).

The two sides are 7th and 2nd respectively in the Premier League.

In other news, Man United ready to trigger Erik ten Hag release clause and announce him next week.