Liverpool will miss out on approximately £84million in matchday revenue over the course of the current campaign.
That is according to finance expert and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Liverpool released their annual report.
The figures, which cover the pandemic-struck 2019-20 campaign, show the club made a £46m loss as turnover fell from £533m to £490m.
Matchday income totalled £71m, £13m less than 2018-19 after Liverpool were forced to play the closing stages of the season behind closed doors.
Maguire predicts that TV money will make up some of the £84m shortfall but that the impact of no fans at Anfield will be “significant” nonetheless.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “If we go back to 2019, which is the last time we’ve got a full year of Liverpool accounts, the club had £84m in matchday revenue.
“For this season, that’s effectively gonna be zero. That’s a big hit.
“They haven’t won the Premier League and they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, so they won’t have hit the heights in terms of broadcast revenue.
“But that will be counterbalanced because we’ll have those extra seven games.
“Next season’s accounts will include the TV money from 44 or 45 Premier League matches as opposed to 38.
“So I’d expect TV monies to bounce back because they fell from £261m to £202m this year.
“That figure should increase this season, but it won’t make up the loss of matchday revenue. That will have a significant impact on Liverpool.”
One of the high points in the figures was Liverpool’s commercial income, which rose by £29m.
The club spent £325m on wages throughout the annum, second only to Man City in the Premier League.
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