If Liverpool win the Premier League this season for the first time, the players will pocket a bonus of over £4million with the manager Jurgen Klopp also set to be rewarded. The Reds are leading the Premier League table with 22 points after just 25 matches. The Merseyside club are just six wins away from winning the league for the first time in 30 years, and for the first time since the current top flight’s inception in 1992.
Klopp’s side will lift the trophy at home to Crystal Palace on March 21, If both Liverpool and Manchester City refuse to drop points between now and then. If they clinch the title before then, the Reds will be breaking the record set by Man United in 2000/01, when they won the league on April 14. That means Klopp’s side would be the earliest any club ever won the title.
If Liverpool fail to lift the trophy before March 21, they could win it during a visit at the Etihad on April 4. Before the crunch tie with Pep Guardiola’s side, the Reds will play six other games which include clashes with relegation candidates Brighton and Aston Villa. Liverpool are overwhelming favourites to win the title, and it would take a miracle and any other eventuality for them not to lift the trophy.
According to Daily Mail, all Liverpool players who participated in their success in winning the league will be eligible for the bonus, along with performance-based incentives written into every player’s contract. However, the players will be given their bonus based on their number of appearances.
The report claimed that key players and first-team regulars will pocket £150,000 each on top of the standard win bonuses they get during the season. It added that the Liverpool manager will also receive a significant bonus as the new contract he signed in December included several performance incentives on top of his £15m salary. The Reds pocketed £7m for winning the Champions League last season.