The Liverpool Echo is reporting that Liverpool’s Premier League earnings may well “smash” £175m this season.
The Reds have been in stunning form this term, and a first league title in 30 years is now pretty much inevitable. They currently have a 25-point lead at the top of the table with just 12 games left in the top flight.
According to the north-west outlet, that could see them rake in over £175m this term which will be down to “Liverpool’s demand to be seen on TV, greater share of overseas rights, stable UK rights, guaranteed top two finish”.
Nobody has come close to Jurgen Klopp’s side this season. The 22-point lead they had before this weekend was already the single biggest margin at the top of the Premier League was already the biggest ever in the history of English football’s top flight, and now that has moved up to 25.
Even last term, Liverpool made the most money despite only finishing second. The £152m eclipsed winners Manchester City by £1m, meaning they took home the biggest chunk of the huge deals in place for the 20 clubs in the first tier.
This season, the potential gains have gone up even further due to the new overseas TV deal. Before this campaign, all 20 sides took home an equal share of the overseas deal, meaning the Reds earned the same as bottom placed Huddersfield in 2018/19. Now, though, their revenue has been boosted, as there is obviously a far bigger demand to see Liverpool than, say, Norwich City.
All of this can only be good news for the Merseyside club. With the title all but sewn up, they can now begin to plan for next year’s likely defence – and with the top sides likely to strengthen in the summer, Liverpool will too need to progress and look to fill out their squad.
This potentially huge sum would give them the possibility to do just that, and puts them in a fantastic position to make even more history next term.