FRI, MAY 31 2019-theG&BJournal--They not only score goals they also make plenty of money. They head into the European Champions League finals Saturday against English rival Tottenham (Spurs) the highest earning club in England in 2018/19 season, banking a staggering N69.025 billion (£152.5 million) despite coming second best in the Premier League.
Manchester City, their biggest rival this season, came in second, earning N68.731 billion (£151 million).
These are monies from their matches shown live on television. Matches involving Liverpool were shown live 29 times by Sky Sports and BT Sports. Millions watched the free scoring Liverpool live also on Dstv across Africa including Nigeria. The league’s broadcast deal guarantees that 50 % of broadcast revenues are equally distributed and 25% depending on how frequently a team is shown live on TV with the other 25% dependent on the final table position.
TV companies guarantee clubs a minimum of £12.5 million for TV games with an extra £1.2 million per live game when show more than 10 times.
Chelsea came third in the money ranking banking £146.030 million and their matches shown live 25 times. Liverpool’s opponent in the Champions league finals in Madrid tomorrow Spurs earned £145.230 million while Arsenal and Manchester United took home £142.193 million and £142.512 million respectively. Huddersfield earned the least amount of £96.5 million.
Liverpool Stats 2018/19 season
Played 39 matches, won 30 lost 1
On Average-scored 2.34 goals per game and conceded 0.58 goals per match
Scored 89 goals in all and conceded 22 and kept 21 clean sheets
Scores a goal every 38 minutes
Concedes a goal every 155 minutes.