An insight into what Liverpool players are earning as wages and how they are compared to the other Premier League clubs and players.
Liverpool’s finances are the ones that fans in the Premier League talk about the most. The transfer budget has consistently been small, despite a significant increase in value and earnings over the past ten years.
The players’ salaries, however, are the fourth-highest in the nation, trailing only Manchester City (third), Manchester United (second), and Chelsea (first).
For their first team roster, Liverpool spends a total of £158,788,000 annually. This is distributed equally among the various fields of play, with midfielders’ salaries being slightly higher than those of forwards.
Based on positions, total compensation.
Goalkeepers (3 players): £13,520,000.
£46,000,000 for defense (9 players).
11 players in the midfield; £51,220,000.
Attack (6 players): £50,230,000.
Mohamed Salah, who signed a contract worth £350,000 per week last year, earns the most money for the club, while Caoimhin Kelleher and Rhys Williams make the least, each taking home £10,000 per week.
There will be at least a massive £480,000 taken off the wage bill with four players almost certainly leaving the club this summer.
How much money do the athletes make?
Virgil Van Dijk, who earns £220k per week and is £130k less wealthy than the Egyptian King than Mohamed Salah, comes in second with a weekly salary of £350k.
Other high earners include Trent Alexander-Arnold, 24, who makes £180k per week, Thiago Alcantara, whose contract expires in one year, and regular backup Diogo Jota, who makes £140k per week. Trent Alexander-Arnold is another player whose contract is up next year.
Liverpool-born Curtis Jones, who makes just £15,000 per week, is at the other end of the salary spectrum. Is there a chance for the Scouser to receive a pay raise with a new contract given recent performances?
There’s a chance that more money will become available at the end of the transfer window due to uncertainty surrounding the futures of Caoimhin Kelleher, Fabio Carvalho, Joe Gomez, and Kostas Tsimikas.
Club comparisons in the Premier League.
Following Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea on the list of Premier League salaries is Liverpool. While recently promoted Luton Town will be at the bottom of the list (earning just £9,289,280 annually), an incredible £202,800,720 less than Chelsea, who spend the most on salaries.
Top 5 for each year.
1. Chelsea received $212,090,000.
2. Manchester City: £211,875,000.
3. Manchester United: £182,640,000.
4. Liverpool: £158,788,000
5. Tottenham: £110,438,000
Despite the obvious difference in quality, title contenders Arsenal are sixth in terms of salary spending after their bitter rivals Tottenham.
The Reds are spending significantly more on salaries than most Premier League teams, even though they are still trailing teams like Aston Villa and Wolves and the top teams in the transfer window net spend.
contrasting Premier League athletes.
Mohamed Salah may earn an astounding £350k per week, making him the highest paid player at Liverpool, but he ranks joint-fourth in the Premier League as a whole.
The top ten Premier League salaries for individual players are dominated by both Manchester City and Manchester United. The top three positions are filled by Erling Haaland, David De Gea, and Kevin De Bruyne.
Top 10 (weekly).
1= Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) – £400,000 2= David De Gea (Man Utd) – £375,000
2= Erling Haaland (Man City) – £375,000 4= Mohamed Salah (LFC) – £350FC,000
4= Casemiro (Man Utd) – £350,000 4= Jadon Sancho (Man Utd) – £350,000
7. Raphael Varane (Man Utd) – £340,000 8. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) – £325,000
9. Jack Grealish (Man City) – £300,000 10. Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea) – £295,000
In the Premier League, Virgil Van Dijk, who makes the second most money for Liverpool, is further down the list in position 19, barely cracking the top 20. In addition to Salah and Van Dijk, the only other Liverpool player to crack the top 30 is Thiago Alcantara.
The fact that Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell and Wesley Fofana, as well as Manchester United’s Anthony Martial (250k p/w), Harry Maguire (190k p/w), and Antony (200k p/w), all earn more than players like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, and Alisson Becker, is one of the list’s surprises.
Alisson Becker, the best goalkeeper in the world, is outpaid by Chelsea’s Marc Cucarella ($175 per week), Everton’s Lucas Digne ($160 per week), and West Ham’s Lucas Paquet ($150 per week), who earns the same as his Brazilian teammate.
The four players leaving will have a positive effect on Liverpool’s outrageous wage expenditure. You can, however, conclude that the money is not wasted in the traditional sense by observing the other clubs.
While Chelsea is spending significantly more on players who aren’t justifying their high salaries, the Merseyside club’s star players can be verified. Giving players the opportunity to earn more money is much better for maintaining competition and player hunger.
When it comes to the caliber and quantity of players who come through the door, Liverpool needs to focus on spending a little more during the transfer windows.
To a certain extent, players will join the club regardless of the pay they receive. The players themselves are less important than completing the deals with their respective clubs.