Liverpool Europa League prize money revealed as Champions League reality laid bare

Liverpool’s hopes of ending the Jürgen Klopp era with another European trophy are over after it failed to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit against Atalanta on Thursday night. The Reds boss has won almost everything during his time at Anfield but the Europa League has again eluded him.

Klopp took Liverpool to the final in his first season in charge before losing to Sevilla and his side had been favorites to go all the way again this season. But it was a quarter-final exit this time around, despite Mohamed Salah’s early penalty in Bergamo, with the damage done in the first leg at Anfield.

Barring an almighty collapse in the Premier League, Liverpool will be in the Champions League next season and that will bring a further financial boost to the Reds.

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Having been eliminated in the last eight of the Europa League, Liverpool will receive around $33m (£27m/€31m) in total prize money. That total is broken down into various different elements, including $3.6m (£2.9m/€3.4m) for just participating in the competition.

The Reds earned a further $3.8m (£3.1m/€3.6m) for winning four group stage matches, and finishing top. While an additional $3.7m (£3m/€3.5m) is paid out for reaching the quarter-finals. Liverpool’s co-efficient ranking also landed a further $4.5m (£3.6m/€4.2m).

Another major factor in revenue is UEFA’s market pool, which distributes money among clubs based on the size of its TV figures. With TNT Sports having rights to this season’s competition, Liverpool will receive a hefty $18m (£15m/€17m), according to Football Benchmark.

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