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Liverpool earn £148 million from Premier League for 2016/17 season

Liverpool had a successful Premier League season, finishing fourth and qualifying for the 2017/18 Champions League, and their earnings have matched their league position.

The money that the Reds and their 19 Premier League opponents made from the season, include money for final league position, and television rights.

Liverpool raked in a total of £148.1 million in 2016/17, meaning they finished the campaign joint-fourth with Tottenham in the overall earnings.

That is despite Spurs coming second in the table, going to show the importance of being screened regularly on Sky Sports and BT Sport.

The Reds’ league matches were televised more than any other team, with Jurgen Klopp‘s side on the box 29 times out of a possible 38. It earned them £940,000 every time they were shown live.

Chelsea unsurprisingly topped the pile, following another title-winning campaign, with their £152.8 million earnings pipping Pep Guardiola’s Man City (£149 million).

Man United‘s insipid league campaign helped allow Liverpool to earn more domestically than their arch-rivals – United were awarded £143.3 million – and the same applies to Arsenal (£142.4 million), who finished higher than United but lower in the wealth table.

Meanwhile, Sunderland were the only team who failed to make £100 million, with their earnings of £99.9 million comfortably less than any other side – but that’s a figure that Liverpool earned close to in 2013/14, showing how much the new TV deal has increased money.

So talk of Liverpool spending £150 million, or even £200 million, this summer, really shouldn’t be unexpected.

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