Liverpool €108m Richer As Champions League Winners

Celebration time for Champions Liverpool

For dumping fellow English side Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid on Saturday to win the 2019 UEFA Champions League crown, Liverpool Football Club are smiling to the bank with a whopping €108.9 million.

Finalists Tottenham are also €104 million richer for their efforts on the night.

According to the distribution formula by Europe’s soccer ruling body, UEFA, Liverpool will receive €15.5 million participation bonus; €8.1 million for winning three group games; €35.3 million from market pool; and €9.5 million for reaching the Round of 16.

The Reds are also taking home €10.5 million for reaching the quarter finals and €12 million for reaching semi-finals and €19 million for reaching the finals and eventually winning it.

However, only €4 million separates the two finalists in prize money.

Reports by indicate that a total €1.95 billion is estimated to be distributed among clubs from the group stage on-wards.

Last year, the continental football association had announced several major changes for the 2018-19 Champions League season and that included around 30 per cent increase in prize money and how the revenue would be actually distributed among participant clubs.

In another development, Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp says his players have suffered a lot and deserved the Champions league trophy more than anybody else.

Speaking to BT Sport after the match in Madrid, Klopp said: “I am so happy for the boys, all these people, and my family. They suffered for me, they deserve it more than anybody.

“Did you ever see a team like, this, fighting with no fuel in the tank? And we have a keeper who makes difficult things look easy.

“It is the best night of our professional lives. It took a while, but it is important for our development and improvement. This little mark helps a lot, now we can carry on. The owners never put pressure on us.”

“Normally 20 minutes after the game I am half drunk, but now I have only had water!”, he said – Agency reports

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