Liverpool has been winning since Jurgen Klopp came to the club. German manager led them to Champions League and Premier League titles, and Liverpool fans finally got what they want. The beginning of the dynasty.
It’s sure that we will talk about Salah, Mane, Firmino, Van Dijk, and Allison in 20 years. This team is quite simply brilliant, and it’s for sure the best Liverpool team in decades. But, it comes with a cost.
Cost of the team isn’t so obvious
We already wrote about Liverpool’s reluctance to spend big money on player transfers. The club from Anfield has a huge financial rise in the last 3 years, but their expenses have also risen. And even if they didn’t spend so much money on transfers in the last two years, their spending on players is big.
Since Jurgen Klopp came to the club wages nearly doubled. The wage bill rose for €157 million, or 87% in that period. In 2018 Mohamed Salah, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Andrew Robertson got new contracts. Next season Divock Origi, Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joel Matip, James Milner, and Adam Lallana got pay rises, as well as Jurgen Klopp.
So, basically many players got better contracts in the last 2 years. In addition to that, Liverpool’s player amortization is €121 million in 2019. That’s mainly due to the signing of Naby Keita, Alisson, and Fabinho in 2018.
So, Liverpool is doing things the right way. They invest in youth, give their best players better contracts, and invest wisely in playing squad. And not only they are doing well on the pitch, but they are also doing great financially.