Liverpool have reached an 18-year high in the Deloitte Football Money League. The Reds are firmly in the big time.
The Deliotte Football Money League reads better for Liverpool than it has for some time. Ever since the 2001/02 season, in fact.
The list ranks clubs by the amount of revenue they generate over a season. This year, then, ranks them based purely on the 2019/20 campaign.
Which comes with a caveat – it was not an equal year for everyone. For instance, Liverpool played their Champions League knockout games that season, as normal.
Manchester City, however, did not as the delay pushed their 2019/20 Champions League campaign beyond last season. That, apparently, may have made the difference between Liverpool finishing above them in the list.
As for the list? We’ve put the top 10 below:
- Barcelona – £627.1m
- Real Madrid – £627m
- Bayern Munich – £556.1m
- Manchester United – £509m
- Liverpool – £489.9m
- Manchester City – £481.6m
- Paris Saint-Germain – £474.1m
- Chelsea – £411.9m
- Tottenham Hotspur – £390.9
- Juventus – £349m
What RTK has to say
In a lot of ways, this list is misleading. Liverpool are not as financially strong as the climb suggests.
They really sit in fifth on two factors. One, a strong season, and two, they didn’t lose as much revenue as some.
But Liverpool still saw their revenue fall considerably. They made £533m in 2018/19, meaning they lost out on at least £43m.
That was better than some. Both Manchester United and Barcelona saw their revenues fall by around £120m.
So this is an odd year to judge. Yes, Liverpool did well compared to most but that is mostly felt in how little they lost out on.
That does offer some explanation as to the lack of transfer movement this month. In fact, the whole list explains why very little has happened over Europe throughout January.
Things are not good right now – and that makes spending difficult to stomach.