Liverpool’s incredible wages have risen to within the top ten of any football team across the world.
The statistics come from a global sports salary survey by sporting intelligence.com, which included research into the salaries of just under 10,000 sportsmen at 333 teams in seven sports across 17 of the richest leagues in the world.
Top 10 average highest paying football clubs in the world (per week):
1. Manchester United- £110,000
2. Barcelona- £108,000
3. Manchester City- £104,000
4. Real Madrid- £97,000
5. Chelsea- £86,000
6. Paris Saint-Germain- £86,000
7. Bayern Munich- £80,000
8. Juventus- £76,000
9. Arsenal- £71,000
10. Liverpool- £57,000
It is believed that Daniel Sturridge, who is said to earn around £150,000 a week, along with captain Jordan Henderson and vice-captain James Milner, who earn over £100,000 a week, are the club’s highest earning players.
The same study recognised Liverpool as the 60th highest paying club in the world, well behind the NBA’s reigning champions the Cleveland Cavaliers, who top the list as the highest paying team with an average weekly wage of £126,000.
Despite breaking into the top ten highest paying football teams, we remain to be only the fifth highest paying Premier League club. With Jurgen Klopp’s men currently positioned at the top of the Premier League though, it seems our investments are paying off more than our English rivals at the moment.