Liverpool are one of the most historic and successful teams in the world. The Reds are the European and world champions. They also lead the Premier League table with 22 points after just 25 matches. The Merseyside club have also played over 50 league matches without a defeat over the festive period.
The club are just six wins away from winning the league for the first time since1990 and for the first time since the current top flight’s inception in 1992. The Reds again became a force to reckon with in world football under Jurgen Klopp, who won the UEFA Champions League last season and also lifted the Club World Cup in December.
The German manager has brought excitement back to Anfield and the fans are hoping that he will lead them to domestic or more European glory in the near future. With just one trophy in the last ten years, Liverpool are certain of winning the Premier League title for the first time in 30 years.
Liverpool have spent a minimal amount of money on players since Klopp’s arrival despite buying Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £70.92m and signing Alisson Becker from Roma for a world record fee of £66.8 million. They have also splashed out over £110million on player wages in their quest for their maiden Premier League title this season.
The Reds spending on salaries in the 2019/20 season stands at £110 million after a £39 million increment from last season. With some players such as Mohammed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold signing contract extensions, their salaries increased.
The club’s revenue reportedly increased by a massive 24% after winning the Champions League and coming second in the league last season. The Reds now sit third behind Manchester United and Manchester City on the payroll ranking as revealed by Sportrac.
Egyptian international Mohamed Salah is the highest-paid player in Liverpool after signing a new contract in the summer of 2018. The forward who pockets £200,000-per-week and makes £10.4m a year has been phenomenal for the Reds since moving to Anfield from Roma for £36 million.
Salah who has scored over 85 goals is number eighth on the list of the highest earners in the league. He comes behind the likes David De Gea, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Paul Pogba, Mesut Ozil, Anthony Martial, and Sergio Aguero who earns between the range of £400,000 to £200,000-per-week.
Last year’s Ballon d’Or runner-up, Virgil van Dijk, and striker Roberto Firmino are the joint second-highest-paid player on £180,000-per-week – making £9.36m a year. Midfielder Adam Lallana earns £110,000-per-week while Sadio Mane, who deserves a lot more pockets £100,000-per-week.
Interestingly, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£40,000), Andy Robertson (£50,000) and Joe Gomez (£28,000) are among the lowest-paid players in the team, with the trio on a basic annual salary of £2.08m, £2.6m and £1.456m respectively. The two full-backs, who both signed new long-term deals in January 2019, may likely have large assist bonuses written in their contract.
Apart from their wages and salaries, they will likely earn more with sponsorship deals and bonuses after winning the Champions League and the Club World Cup last year.
|Virgil Van Dijk||D||27||£9,360,000||£180,000|
|Adrian San Miguel del Castillo||GK||32||–||–|