The BBC’s Price of Football study has revealed some interesting figures when comparing Liverpool to the other 19 Premier League clubs, from ticket prices to cost of pies.
The BBC spoke to 224 clubs for the study, 201 of which were in England, Scotland and Wales and the other 23 in Europe. They then gathered the information given to them, with the data collated and verified by BBC Sport journalists.
BBC Sport gave an in-depth description of how they calculate the information:
“The ‘price of a goal’ is calculated by dividing the cost of a club’s cheapest season ticket last season by the number of goals scored by the team at home in the same season.
“Year-to-year comparisons are not available for clubs which were not surveyed last season, including those promoted to the National League in 2016 (Maidstone, North Ferriby United, Solihull Moors, Sutton United) or which do not operate traditional season tickets.
“The calculator section, looking at how much you spend following your club, works by adding up the cost of things you buy when going to a game: a ticket, food and drink, a programme and a replica shirt.
“You can also add in the cost of any subscription to sports television channels that allow you to support your team from home.
“These costs are then multiplied across the season to show how much you might spend supporting your team this season.
“Because there is such a great variation in ticket prices and sports channel subscriptions, this figure is intended to give a general indication only. We also assume that you spend roughly the same amount on food and drink at each game.
“Cup ties and play-off games are not included in the calculation.”
Here is some of the key information that we found relating to Liverpool:
- Most expensive season tickets (£869) are average for the Premier League
- It costs fans £21.53 for every Anfield goal they see – the 6th most expensive
- £9 tickets at Anfield are the cheapest in the Premier League
- Most expensive tickets (£59) are 10% above the league average
- Adult (£50) and child (£42) Liverpool shirts are 1% and 7% above league average, respectively
- Cost of a programme: £3.50; average cost in the league: £3.35
- Cost of a pie: £3.40; average cost in the league: £3.49
- Cost of a cup of tea: £2.50, average cost in the league: £2.07