The fee Liverpool earned by reaching Champions League final – and how much they get for winning

9 May 2019

Liverpool have already earned significantly more than last season for reaching the Champions League final, and this will rise further if they defeat Tottenham.


The Reds produced the near-impossible on Tuesday night as they beat Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to progress to the final for the second season running.

After losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the showpiece clash in Kyiv in 2018, this provides Jurgen Klopp‘s side with an opportunity to put things right and bring No. 6 to Merseyside.

Spurs’ own comeback triumph over Ajax has ensured an all-English final for the first time since Man United and Chelsea met in 2008, and remarkably allows either Klopp or Mauricio Pochettino to win their first trophy with their current clubs.

Beyond silverware, a place in the Champions League final guarantees a sizeable payout for both sides, and particularly Liverpool.

According to football business expert @SwissRamble, the Reds have earned €107 million (£92.2m) after reaching the final, while Spurs have made €102 million (£87.9m).

Liverpool’s prize money is split between participation (€15m), current prize money (€56m) and their share of the UEFA coefficient (€23m) and the TV pool (€13m).

This fee will rise to €111 million (£95.7m) if they win the final, while Spurs would earn €106 million (£91.4m).

Last season, the Reds were paid out €81 million (£69.8m) for their run to Kyiv, with a near 50 percent increase in Champions League revenue prompting an increase of at least €26 million (£22.4m).

@SwissRamble adds that these are “only estimates,” but are clearly backed up by thorough research and are likely to be very close to the actual figures.

Liverpool have already earned £36.7 million in Premier League prize money according to the Mail, and this could rise to £38.6 million if they win the title on Sunday.

This will be boosted significantly by their share of the TV money, with last season’s domestic total standing at £145.9 million.

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