Report: Liverpool finances overtake Man United for first time

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Report: Liverpool finances overtake Man United for first time

The finances at Liverpool have reached a record level, according to reports. The Reds have overtake Manchester United for the first time.

Deloitte Money League released their figures for the 2021/22 season this week. The report show show much clubs supposedly made over the course of last season.

It makes incredibly good reading for Liverpool and FSG, too. The Reds are up to third in the table with around €701.7m arriving at the club – that’s in part thanks to their Champions League campaign.

Third is a new high for Liverpool, too. Only Manchester City and Real Madrid sit above them, putting the club ahead of Manchester United for the first time.

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It comes as FSG have Liverpool available to investors, of course. The Reds’ ownership will love the look of these numbers as a result, with their asking price standing tall.

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There is a big question coming out of this, however. Why are Liverpool so short in terms of transfers if they’re making this much money?

ESPN suggest that Chelsea have spent roughly the same amount in the last six months than Liverpool have in six years. Given the Blues are well behind the Reds in eighth on Deloitte’s list, that should raise eyebrows.

Now, of course, what Chelsea are doing right now is mental and shouldn’t be held up as a way to run a football club. But it’s evident that there is money for Liverpool to spend. So why isn’t it going into their midfield in this transfer window?

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The only reasonable explanation – and reasonable is arguably a stretch – is that Liverpool are saving as much as they can for Jude Bellingham. There have been suggestions that the Reds put money aside for the 19-year-old. It would be a very conservative way of doing things, though, as the player surely wouldn’t command literally all the club has.

So perhaps that’s all this is. Liverpool do have money and lots of it, but they’re only willing to spend it on one specific player right now. If they don’t get him, the questions will only get louder and more difficult to answer.

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