Liverpool suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final. This was Los Blancos’ 14th UCL title. But even after that Liverpool has made over 100 million pounds from the Champions League prize money.
Liverpool ends their bittersweet 2021-22 season
Liverpool could not add a seventh European Cup to their trophy cabinet at Anfield due to heartbreak at Stade de France.
The Reds lost 1-0 to Real Madrid, eliminating their dreams of winning the treble.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had already won the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup.
The German had never previously won either piece of silverware.
Kopites aspired to be rulers of Europe.
But were left disappointed as they could not take home the title in the French capital.
The city was bathed in red to celebrate the two championships won this season, with an estimated half-a-million supporters attending Sunday’s open-top bus parade.
The disappointment of losing the Champions League final, on the other hand, will be tough to overcome.
Liverpool FC 2021-22 Champions League Prize Money
The Reds’ Champions League season was quite profitable financially.
The Anfield coffers will be looking much healthier. After Liverpool declared a £4.8 million pre-tax deficit in their current accounts. This was primarily due to a lack of match-day revenue after the 2019-20 season due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Liverpool’s overall revenue from their Champions League campaign is expected to be £102 million (€117.6 million.
That means Liverpool has recovered Ibou Konate and Luis Diaz’s transfer fees.
Reds’ main earning comes from the prize money.
The Reds had a total profit of £66.3 million. Liverpool would have won merely £4 million by winning the final. So the loss was not a financial calamity.
The team earned almost £13.3 million only by qualifying for the competition’s group stages.
Liverpool’s allocation of the TV pool is around £14.45 million.
it may be astonishing to learn that the club earned £22.7 million thanks to Uefa’s coefficient. The coefficient is based on weighted arithmetic means used to rank and seed teams.
Uefa also gave a £3.5 million COVID-19 rebate.
Klopp’s joy for qualification despite a defensive crisis now seems reasonable.
He was ecstatic not only because of the competition but also because of the financial benefits.