By Richard Parks
Liverpool’s participation in this season’s Champions League has already earned them £50million, according to confirmed Uefa figures.
Football finance expert Swiss Ramble has crunched the numbers for each of England’s five Premier League clubs as a result of their Champions League participation in 2017-18.
In a series of Twitter messages yesterday morning (Monday), the respected blogger reported that Liverpool’s progress to the last eight of Europe’s elite competition has netted 56million euros (£50million) and it will increase if they progress further in the competition.
That’s why #LFC return to the Champions League is so important to their aspirations. To date, they have earned €56m in 2017/18 for reaching the quarter-finals after eliminating Porto last week. This could rise if they make further progress. pic.twitter.com/pkv5zPtOgP
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) March 12, 2018
Liverpool have earned 12.7million euros for participation in the Champions League, prize money of 20.9million euros and 22.6million euros from their share of the TV pool.
Swiss Ramble’s figures are compiled from official Uefa Champions League distribution data.
Football Insider verdict:
The £50million windfall demonstrates the immense monetary value of participation in the Champions League and demonstrates why a top-four finish is so key to the English big hitters, despite the enormous increases in Premier League TV distributions in recent years. Indeed, Liverpool could add multiple millions to the swag already in place should they progress further in Europe’s elite competition. Little wonder money men John W Henry and company put such store in the Champions League and how it is key to the team’s financial growth. Liverpool fans might look at it differently and think their side could sign Marco Reus this summer, and still have change left over.