New Premier League 'rule' could help fund Liverpool transfer as club's earnings revealed
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The Premier League's new rules regarding their payment merit system could supply Liverpool with a major financial boost in the transfer market.
Jurgen Klopp has already added midfield duo Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai for a combined £95 million this summer, but the Reds boss is keen to sign a more defensive-minded midfielder.
Whilst his search has taken on an increasing level of urgency following the news that both Jordan Henderson and Fabinho could move to Saudia Arabia this summer.
But in a boost to Liverpool's transfer hopes, the Merseyside club are set to be awarded a hefty sum of money by the Premier League which could help them fund replacements.
New Premier League 'rule' could help fund Liverpool transfer
Liverpool endured a hugely disappointing 2022/23 campaign which saw them finish fifth in the Premier League table, failing to qualify for the Champions League.
However, the Merseyside outfit are set to receive £25 million due to a rise in international broadcast revenues.
The Premier League's website states that the from the 2019/20 season it was agreed that should international broadcast revenues rise then the equal share payments between clubs would remain the same.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the value of international broadcast rights is now worth £1 billion more than last year which will see a major uplift in the merit payments given to clubs.
The increase in revenue would be split through a merit system, with the clubs receiving a split dependent on where they finished the season.
Based on that split, Liverpool’s merit payment would reportedly increase from just under £7m to around £32.5m, a rise of £25.5m in total.
The increase would be significant for all Premier League clubs, but the extra cash would be particularly handy for Liverpool, whose budget has already been curtailed as a result of their failure to qualify for the Champions League.