Liverpool had the third highest wage bill (£208 million) in Premier League 2016-17 season which came as a surprise to many. Total revenue turnover was around £302 million and they ended up with £20 million loss at the accounts ended 31 May 2016. Going into the 2017-18 season Liverpool have not been very busy in transfer market only spending on £37 million on Muhammad Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain (£40m) and another £7 million on Andrew Robertson. They also brought in Dominic Solanki on free transfer but their major business came in January window where they sold Coutinho (£108m) and brought in Virgil Van Dijk for (£75m). We take a look at Liverpool’s current squad and player contracts.
Liverpool Transfers 2017-18 – Unlike the previous few seasons, Liverpool spent big in the summer and also in the January 2018 transfer window. They have let go Coutinho but signed the likes of Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Van Dijk and
Apart from signing number of players Liverpool has sold some of the deadwood including the likes of Lucas Laiva. Some youngsers like Kevin Steward and Andre Wisdom. We can expect Liverpool’s wage bill to remain between £190 to £200 million mark.
Rest of the squad salaries are listed below and the data is taken from trusted sources like Guardian, BBC, Premierleague.com etc.
|PLAYER||AGE||WEEKLY WAGE||CONTRACT LEFT|
||29||£60,000||3 Years (2021)|
||24||£25,000||3 Years (2021)|
||24||£10,000||3 Years (2021)|
|29||1 Years (2019)|
|Virgil Van Dijk (New Signing)
||26||£150,000||5 Years (2023)|
||26||£70,000||2 Years (2020)|
|Dejan Lovren (contract extension)||28||£90,000||3 Years (2021)|
|Ragnar Klavan||31||£55,000||1 Years (2019)|
|Joe Gomez||20||£30,000||5 Years (2022)|
||23||£50,000||3 Years (2021)|
||25||£40,000||2 Years (2019)|
|26||£70,000||3 Years (2020)|
|24||£70,000||Last Year (2018)|
|Georginio Wijnaldum||27||£90,000||3 Years (2021)|
|Jordan Henderson||27||£100,000||2 Years (2020)|
|James Milner||32||£120,000||2 Years (2019)|
|Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (New Signing)||24||£90,000||4 Years (2022)|
|Ben Woodburn||18||£10,000||4 Years (2022)|
|Adam Lallana||29||£65,000||3 Years (2020)|
|Sadio Mané||25||£90,000||4 Years (2021)|
|Mohamed Salah (new signing)||25||£120,000||5 Years (2022)|
|Lazar Markovic||23||£35,000||2 Years (2019)|
|Roberto Firmino||25||£100,000||3 Years (2020)|
|Danny Ings||25||£60,000||2 Years (2020)|
|Dominic Solanki (New Signing)||19||£25,000||5 Years (2022)|
Financial Details (Accounts for the year to May 31 2017)
Owned by Fenway Sports Group (also registered in USA as New England Sports Ventures I, LLC) and John W Henry is the principal shareholder. FSG has put money in the club which increased the loans from £60m to £129.9m largely on stadium expansion. In total Liverpool have £165 million loan (bank loan £55m, FSG loan £110m).
Liverpool generated £302m in revenue as shown in the accounts book ending 31 May 2017 which include Gate and matchday income £62m TV money £124m Commercial £116m. These numbers are set to increase in 2017-18 season with Liverpool signing more sponsorship deals and also qualifying for the Champions League.