By Wayne Veysey
Liverpool have earned a record-breaking £251million from TV revenues alone this season, Football Insider can reveal.
The Merseysiders’ remarkable season has not only secured the Champions League for the sixth time but also reaped massive financial dividends.
Liverpool will pocket £152.4million of TV money from their second-placed finish in the Premier League and this will be topped up by £98.5million for winning Europe’s premier competition, totally a jawdropping £250.5million from this revenue stream alone.
It is the first time any club in the world has earned more than a quarter of a billion pounds from TV income and further illustrates how the club have hit the financial jackpot from their most successful campaign for three decades.
Figures compiled from official Premier League distribution data show Liverpool have earned £82.6million as a base TV fee, £33.5 million for having 29 of their Premier League games screened and a further £36.5million for securing second place.
American owners Fenway Sports Group are also raking it in from the increased Champions League revenues available to all clubs in 2018-19.
Uefa Champions League distribution data shows Liverpool have pocketed prize money of £67.2million for winning the competition, £20m of revenues from the overall pot that Uefa hands to the clubs, and they will also land £11.3m from their share of the TV pool, which is partly based on their position in last season’s Premier League.
The double bonanza, from club football’s two most lucrative competitions, is £33million more than what the Merseysiders earned from TV income last season, when they lost in the final of the Champions League and finished fourth in the Premier League.
It puts Liverpool well on course to post record revenue figures for the current campaign, with matchday and commercial income set to also swell the coffers.