Kieran Maguire: Liverpool have just landed big 'windfall' after '£20m' U-turn
Liverpool have received a “financial substantial windfall” after Uefa dropped sanctions imposed on Super League breakaway clubs.
So says finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Uefa announced the news on 27 September.
European football’s governing body have abandoned proceedings against the remaining Super League clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus.
That has had the knock-on effect of making the charges levied at the other nine original members of the Super League null and void.
Liverpool were among those ordered to pay a £1.4million fine and give up five per cent of earnings from one season in European competition.
But those sanctions no longer apply and the cabal which intended to reroot the European game has escaped entirely without financial punishment.
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Liverpool are two games into their 2021-22 Champions League campaign.
And they will be grateful not to have to surrender any of their earnings from this season’s competition, claims Maguire.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “You can make over €100m per year from a successful campaign in the Champions League.
“So this is a substantial financial windfall for Liverpool, or at least it can be depending on how far they get in the competition his year.
“We could be talking somewhere in the region of £15m to £20m for these clubs, all in all. That can pay two or three players wages.
“So it isn’t something to turn your nose up at by any stretch of the imagination.”