Liverpool earned more than twice as much as Manchester United from last season’s Champions League thanks to run to final

Liverpool earned more than twice as much as Manchester United from last season’s Champions League thanks to run to final

November 5, 2018 0 By Today news

LIVERPOOL may not have won the Champions League last year, but their campaign saw them net a whopping £72million in revenue.

Real Madrid beat them in the final, and understandably in the money stakes, but Manchester United raked in just £35.3million in comparison.

Liverpool may not have won the Champions League trophy last year, but their campaign saw them net a whopping £72million in revenue
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Liverpool may not have won the Champions League trophy last year, but their campaign saw them net a whopping £72million in revenue[/caption]

Jurgen Klopp‘s side had a blistering run of form on the European stage last year, but fell at the final hurdle when they were beaten 3-1 in Kiev to the defending champions.

Whereas Jose Mourinho‘s side were knocked out by Sevilla and the result hit their pockets.

Manchester City exited the competition in the quarter-finals, but bagged £56.5million.

While their Premier League rivals Tottenham took £54.2million for reaching the last 16.

Liverpool's Champions League campaign saw them pocket more than twice as much as Manchester United
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Liverpool’s Champions League campaign saw them pocket more than twice as much as Manchester United[/caption]

Chelsea took home £57.7million, despite being knocked out by Lionel Messi and co.

While Barcelona pocketed £50.8million.

Roma may have had trouble seeing the form that Mohamed Salah was in when they were reunited, but they bagged £74.1million which may have helped their troubles.

Their revenue was more than £10million higher than the likes of Bayern Munich, because the fee is distributed based on the proportional value of each TV market represented by clubs taking part.

Real Madrid lifted both the trophy and boosted their bank balance
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Real Madrid lifted both the trophy and boosted their bank balance[/caption]

Progressing through each stage; from qualifying, to group stages and finals sees clubs pocket more the further they go.

Liverpool’s bank balance was topped up an additional £9.7million for making the final, while Los Blancos revenue figures saw them pocket over £78million for their efforts,

Had Mo Salah not been injured from the tackle by Sergio Ramos, or Karius not made such howlers, the Anfield contingency could well have been both champions and top earners.

Uefa paid out a massive £1.25billion to all clubs in last season’s competition.