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Prize money Liverpool will earn from winning Carabao Cup will stun fans

Prize money Liverpool will earn from winning Carabao Cup will stun fans

Liverpool fans might be surprised.

Fans will be stunned by the amount of prize money Liverpool secured by winning the Carabao Cup.

Liverpool won the Carabao Cup by beating Chelsea 1-0 in the final on Sunday afternoon.

Virgil van Dijk headed home the game's only goal in the 118th minute to clinch the cup for his side and spark jubilant celebrations at Wembley.

By scooping the first available major trophy of the 2023/24 season, Liverpool kick-started Jurgen Klopp's final months in charge in the best way possible.

Though Liverpool fans will take pride in their youthful side winning the cup, they will be disappointed if they don't win more silverware this term.

The Carabao Cup often looked down upon by managers of the 'big six' clubs, with many - including Klopp - heavily rotating his side for games in the competition.

One of the reasons for this is due to the prize money on offer; as winners of the Carabao Cup, Liverpool will secure just £100,000 in prize money, while runners-up Chelsea will secure £50,000.

For context, the winner of the FA Cup receives £2 million in prize money.

It's no surprise the early rounds aren't particularly appealing for top sides as for getting through the first round of the competition, clubs earn just £5,000.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

The second round isn't particularly fruitful either with clubs winning £7,000 for victory, with the prizes not increasing much further until the quarter-final and semi-final where clubs earn £25,000 for progression.

Liverpool's Wembley triumph also saw the club edge ahead of arch-rivals Manchester United in terms of trophies won.

The Anfield club have now won 68 trophies in their history compared to United's 67, making them the most successful English club of all-time.

The win was also significant as it was club legend Virgil van Dijk's first trophy as club captain, as Jordan Henderson wore the armband when Liverpool won their previous trophy, the Community Shield in 2022.

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Topics: Liverpool, Carabao Cup, Virgil Van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp, Manchester United