Liverpool earn £90 million from Premier League in 2015/16

24 May 2016

The Premier League have revealed what clubs earned from TV revenue in 2015/16, with Liverpool earning £90 million.


The Reds finished eighth in the Premier League last season, failing to secure European football for 2016/17.

But despite their failures on the pitch, Liverpool remained one of the highest earners in terms of TV revenue, the Premier League revealed on Tuesday.

This encompasses an initial equal share between clubs from both UK and overseas broadcasters, as well as facility fees—use of the stadium for TV—and a merit payment based on overall league finish.

Liverpool earned £90,506,139 overall, the sixth-highest of any Premier League side.

Only Arsenal (£100m), Man City (£97m), Man United (£96m), Tottenham Hotspur (£95m) and league champions Leicester City (£93m) earned more than the Reds last season.

The increase in revenue, despite their paltry league placing, largely stemmed from their presence on TV coverage, with 23 of their 38 league games televised in the UK.

Only Arsenal (27), City (26) and United (25) were broadcast to UK viewers more than Liverpool, with Leicester only broadcast on 15 occasions.

The overall total of payments came to a remarkable £1,638,805,918, which is an increase of over £35 million from 2014/15, and this is set to continue to rise in 2016/17.

With Sky and BT Sport paying a combined £5.14 billion in TV money to the Premier League for next season, over £2 billion more than between 2013 and 2016, clubs will earn up to £10.2 million per televised game.

The bottom-placed club in 2016/17 is set to earn over £99 million, while the champions will earn at least £150 million. Plenty of money for everyone to spend big this summer, then.

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