Liverpool are expected to earn more money from the Premier League than Manchester City, regardless of whether they win the title on Sunday, while the overall difference in combined TV and prize money from top to bottom place is around £55m, according to a report.
Teams are awarded a set fee from the television contracts for competing in the division, alongside a certain amount of prize money as a result of where they finish in the league.
They then take home an additional bonus which relates to the number of games they have featured in on TV.
According to football financials expert Nick Harris writing for the Daily Mail, this bonus is what will take Liverpool’s earnings over those of City, as Jurgen Klopp’s side have featured in more televised matches.
Liverpool will earn more Premier League money than Man City this season – whether they win the title or not. That’s certain. And this is the predicted winnings per club if all clubs stay in the same position. pic.twitter.com/VUTQd7tfkC
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) May 11, 2019
As outlined in Harris’ report, there have been 29 matches broadcast on TV which involved Liverpool, whilst City have only featured in 26. With teams pocketing a cool £1.2m per televised game, the Reds will earn over £3m more than City.
The differences between the prize money for each position is around £2m so, as Liverpool finished second in the league, they will still take home more money as a result of their televised games.