Sources: Liverpool on course for stunning £150m jackpot
Liverpool remain on course for a sensational potential £150million Champions League windfall after their 2-0 triumph against RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side would guarantee a place in next season’s competition if they win the 29 May final in Istanbul irrespective of securing a place in the top four of this season’s Premier League.
The Champions League now offers Liverpool the best chance of winning a trophy this term as well as significantly boosting coffers dramatically affected by the pandemic.
Football Insider revealed last week that the Merseysiders are set to soon announce their revenues have dropped below the £500m mark in their next financial results.
Average turnover is down about nine per cent and that will hit profits.
The Champions League could provide a massive shot in the arm and enable Liverpool to earn considerably more than the £98million secured from Uefa when they won the competition in 2018-19.
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That sum was made up of a starting fee, prize money, the English clubs’ share of the TV pool and their Uefa co-efficient ranking.
But Liverpool were restricted in that campaign by finishing fourth in the previous season’s Premier League, so they can £8m less from the TV pool than Man City, who had won the title.
Following last season’s title success, Liverpool would secure around £110m from Uefa if they were to go all the way to Istanbul and triumph.
That would be topped up by commercial and merchandise spin-offs and, even if crowds don’t return this season, the club could land another £40m.
Football Insider columnist and finance expert Kieran Maguire predicted last week that winning the Champions League could earn Liverpool £150m.
Klopp’s side now have one foot in the quarter-finals following the 2-0 round-of-16 first leg win in Budapest.
However, home advantage in the second leg is not the safety net it would be at a packed Anfield.