£14.3m – Liverpool paid more in agent fees than any other Premier League club

30 November 2015

Liverpool paid over £14 million in fees for agents between October 2014 and September 2015 – more than any other Premier League club.


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Spion Kop before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

During that period, the Reds signed eight players; Joe Gomez, Adam Bogdan, James Milner, Danny Ings, Nathaniel Clyne, Roberto Firmino, Christian Benteke and Allan Rodriguez.

Six of those eight were domestic players signed from other English sides, whether that has affected the large amount of money paid to agents isn’t clear.

Acquiring Milner on a free transfer means that a hefty signing on fee can be expected there.

Liverpool’s £14.3 million paid to agents is half a million more than the nearest club, Man United (£13.8m).

Man City (£12.4m), Arsenal (£11.9m), Chelsea (£11.9m) all spent considerably more than Tottenham (£5.9m).

Premier League Agent Fees

AFC Bournemouth £2,328,862
Arsenal £11,928,584
Aston Villa £4,986,058
Chelsea £11,961,206
Crystal Palace £4,719,931
Everton £4,479,432
Leicester City £4,057,727
Liverpool £14,301,464
Manchester City £12,429,380
Manchester United £13,881,814
Newcastle United £5,946,031
Norwich City £2,484,285
Southampton £5,391,172
Stoke City £5,308,545
Sunderland £3,404,540
Swansea City £4,250,030
Tottenham Hotspur £5,987,052
Watford £1,620,229
West Bromwich Albion £3,342,217
West Ham United £7,049,001
Total £129,857,560

It was a similar story last year, when again £14 million was spent on agent fees – which was only bettered by Chelsea then (£16.7m).

Liverpool’s Agent Fees – Last 5 Years

14-15: £14,301,464
13-14: £14,308,444
12-13: £9,400,973
11-12: £8,600,444
10-11: £7,000,243
Total: £53,611,568

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