Liverpool’s big financial blow following Champions League failure as Chelsea win more


Liverpool’s Champions League gains this season would have been £ 27million less than their successful 2018/19 campaign. The Premier League champions were knocked out from Europe in the last 16 stages as Atletico Madrid claimed an overall success of 4-2 just before the coronavirus lockdown.

The defeat stands in stark contrast to Liverpool’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Atletico’s Wanda Metroplitano Stadium in June 2019, when a penalty from Mohamed Salah and the arrival of Divock Origi ensured a 2-0 victory and the Sixth Cup. of the club.

In addition to the glory of lifting the trophy, Liverpool’s run to the final and subsequent success earned the club around £ 98million, according to famous football finance blog Swiss Ramble.

Liverpool players react to their loss to Atletico Madrid in March

However, the same source now puts the Reds’ 2019/20 earnings at around £ 71million with Tottenham also losing around £ 29million as they have also lost in the last 16.

The exits of Liverpool and Spurs came just before the coronavirus lockdown, the elimination of Chelsea five months later, but still at the same stage of the competition.

The Blues lost 4-1 to Bayern Munich in Germany on Saturday night to complete a 7-1 aggregate loss, their final competition winnings being around £ 1million more than Liverpool.

This is in part because Chelsea have a higher UEFA coefficient than the Reds in recent seasons. Liverpool may have won the Champions League in 2019 and reached the final in 2018, but they weren’t even in European competition in 2016/17.

Manchester City will be the English team with the most Champions League money this season as they prepare to face Lyon in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Their total – which is made up of TV income, contest entry and prizes for progression, and again determined by coefficient – currently stands at around £ 88million.


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