Revealed: Liverpool land stunning £80m windfall
By Wayne Veysey
Liverpool are set to pocket a £80million windfall for reaching the Champions League semi-finals, based on confirmed Uefa figures.
Football Insider can reveal the club’s quarter-final triumph over Porto on Wednesday night will guarantee the Merseysiders a fresh cash boost of £10.4million on top of the revenue they were already set to receive for participation in Europe’s elite competition this season.
Uefa Champions League distribution data for the 2018-19 season shows Liverpool will receive prize money of £47.5m for reaching the last four and this will be bumped up by their share of the TV pool and the club’s Uefa coefficient ranking, a new distribution method introduced this season.
Liverpool have a relatively high Uefa coefficient ranking them 12th of the teams competing in this season’s Champions League, securing them £20m.
They will also net around £12.5m from their share of the TV pool, which is partly based on their position in last season’s Premier League.
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Liverpool’s £80m windfall has already exceeded the £67.6m the club earned for reaching the final of last season’s Champions League, with the increased prize money paying immediate dividends.
In other Liverpool transfer news, an Anfield attacker is in advanced talks to transfer clubs after rejecting new long-term contract in recent days.