By Richard Parks
Liverpool’s participation in this season’s Premier League will earn them £144million of TV money, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim the Merseyside giants are to pocket the third-highest sum of broadcasting revenue among top-flight clubs as a result of 27 of their matches being shown on Sky Sports and BT Sports.
Liverpool have earned £79.15million as a base TV fee, £31.76million for the number of their Premier League games screened and a further £32.98million if they hold on to fourth place in the table.
The figures are compiled from official Premier League distribution data.
Football Insider verdict:
The £144million windfall is a jawdropping sum and demonstrates the immense monetary value of participation in the Premier League and proves, in alliance with the Champions League payouts, why a top-four finish is so key to the big hitters. Liverpool posted a £39million profit in their recently-published financial results and the Premier League windfall will go a long way to contributing to another tasty set of results for the current season. It also provides a huge chunk of the club’s revenue, which amounted to £364million for the 2016-17 season. Little wonder money men John W Henry and company put such store in nailing down a high league finish, and why FA Cup and League Cup results often take on secondary value. With a top-four finish looking likely once again (assuming there is no final-day meltdown), the board of directors can budget for another major pay day. Huge credit must go to Jurgen Klopp for building a swashbuckling team that broadcasters are so keen to regularly screen. Only Manchester United and Arsenal – 28 times apiece – have been shown on TV more often this season.
In other Liverpool news, the club are to table a mega goal machine offer, he will certainly be at Anfield in 18/19.