“UEFA Champions League prize money of €82m drove Leicester City FC to the highest net profit in history in FY2017 (€98m), beating the previous record of €78m set by Tottenham Hotspur FC in FY2014 (with Liverpool FC set to break that record again in FY2018).”
This is a statement on UEFA’s website today, which has been sourced and investigated by Inside World Football.
Journalist David Owen has claimed that Liverpool’s run to the Champions League Final in 2018, combined with the sale of Coutinho to Barcelona, will culminate in Liverpool posting the biggest annual net profit of any club in history – beating Leicester City’s €98m from 2017 – when they reached the Champions League quarterfinals on a comparatively shoestring budget after winning the Premier League.
The fees for Liverpool’s transfers in 2018 will be paid throughout the duration of the new signings’ contracts – so our large expenditure on Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Alisson and Naby Keita is not yet visible in terms of our financial year.
Liverpool made huge money from the European run and have a number of lucrative sponsorship deals, acquired by CCO Billy Hogan.
With the Reds at the top of the Premier League table and in the knockout stages of the Champions League once again, it looks like 2019 could be a similarly impressive year financially.
This means that if Jurgen Klopp wants to buy new players, the club will be in a position to support him, in short.