Liverpool top Premier League earnings list
According to figures published by the Mail Online, Liverpool are the highest earners in the Premier League this season with regards to TV revenue and prize share.
Despite finishing two points behind Manchester City, who netted an extra £2million in winnings by virtue of their first-place finish, the Merseyside club brought in £1 million more (£99 million compared to City’s £98 million).
Every Premier League club was rewarded with a £54 million payment from television broadcasters as a starting point, with further payments determined by the attraction of the fixture.
Understandably, given their vast global audience, Manchester United were the fifth highest earners in the league (£91 million), despite finishing below both Everton (£86 million) and Tottenham Hotspur (£90 million).
The relegated trio of Norwich City, Fulham and Cardiff City all brought in over £64 million, which, coupled with their parachute agreement worth around £60 million over a four-year period, gives them a significant advantage over current Championship clubs in their pursuit of promotion.
Sunderland were the biggest movers in the concluding weeks of this campaign, jumping from 20th to 14th – a £7.2 million increase in prize money – courtesy of Sunderland wins over Manchester United and Chelsea.