According to Italy’s Sky Sport (via the Express), Liverpool will need to shell out £4m to Roma following their Champions League win, due to clauses in the deals that took Mohamed Salah and Alisson to Merseyside.
But that will seem like a very small price to pay for Liverpool’s Champions League success amid a week in which it has been claimed they’ve earned over a quarter of a billion pounds in TV income from the Premier League and European football this season, becoming the first ever club to do so.
So #LFC have earned an incredible £251m TV income from the Premier League & Europe – the first time a club has received more than a quarter of a billion pounds from this revenue stream.
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) June 3, 2019
Much of that money could have been gained without Salah and Alisson – Merseyside rivals Everton, without European football, picked up around half of that sum for 2018/19. But both players have played their part in taking Liverpool to the brink of the Premier League title and seeing them through Saturday’s European final, Salah scoring an early penalty and Alisson keeping a clean sheet, which no doubt had an effect on TV revenue.
The real story here though, is how Liverpool are enjoying huge success both on and on the pitch. Maybe they couldn’t beat Manchester City to the title but they are now officially the best team in Europe and they’ve trumped their rivals for TV earning as well. Although money doesn’t guarantee success, this cash will certainly improve Jurgen Klopp’s chances of sustaining the glory Liverpool started in Madrid.