Liverpool must reportedly pay Wolves ‘several million’ if they win the Premier League title on Sunday. The two teams meet at Anfield.
This comes from the Daily Mail. They claim that Liverpool would have to pay Wolves a significant amount of money if they win the Premier League title on Sunday.
That’s because of the Diogo Jota deal that took the player from Wolves to Anfield. The Reds only actually paid around £4m upfront for the forward – the rest of the £41m is in bonuses. One of those comes into effect if Liverpool win the title, setting up a strange dynamic for Sunday.
Liverpool will host Wolves on the Premier League’s final day and must win in order to lift the title. They’ll still require Manchester City to slip up, of course, but a win over Wolves is imperative.
Financially, then, the best outcome for Wolves is to lose that game and have Liverpool win the title. Though, it’s a risk they almost certainly won’t take. Their league position is worth several million on its own and they won’t want to give that up.
Especially when defeat to Liverpool doesn’t even guarantee a title win for the Reds.
Liverpool to pay Wolves for title win
Well, we say the best financial outcome for Wolves is a Liverpool title win but that’s technically not true. The bonus, after all, isn’t just for the 2021/2022 season and can be triggered next year.
So really, Wolves will want to secure as high a finish as possible on Sunday and then hope Liverpool trigger that clause next year. It’s certainly very possible – we expect just as strong a season from the Reds.
At the end of the day, Liverpool’s chances of winning the title on Sunday remain very slim. We’ll cross our fingers that they do have to pay Wolves ‘several million’ to end the month – but there’s a lot that has to happen first.