- Liverpool won the Premier League title for the first time last season
- The Reds, due to their champions status are due for monetary rewards at the end of the season
- Jurgen Klopp's men will now receive £17m lesser than the original amount initially earmark for their breakthrough
They were initially supposed to earn £161m but COVID-19 will make them receive £143m
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Liverpool won the Premier League title for the first time in three decades in a grand style after gapping second-place team Manchester City with 18 points at the end of the season.
Their triumph in England came just one season after conquering Europe and lifting the Champions League trophy.
And they are entitled to a bumper broadcast and commercial revenues for their impressive displays all through the season.
However, instead of the Reds to earn more than the previous champions, deadly coronavirus seems to have shortchanged as they will take home lesser than their prize money.
According to SunSport, Jurgen Klopp's side will be paid £143 million - about £17m short of the £161m initially announced the winner will go home with.
Meanwhile, the reduction in the prize money affects all participating teams, including the relegated clubs.
The publication added that the runners-up will be given £139.9m - £16.8 million short of the £156m due to them originally.
Manchester United are fourth on the chart as they will receive about £134.5m cash prize, £16.2m reduced from the £150.7m due to them.
Chelsea are third with a total revenue after the COVID-19 rebate stands £135.2m while Leicester City complete the top five teams on the log with £134.4m.
Below is the list of the top ten most paid Premier League teams for the 2019-20 season after the COVID-19 rebate has been deducted from it
- Liverpool £143.8m
- Man City £139.9m
- Chelsea £135.2m
- Man United £134.5m
- Leicester City £131.4m
- Arsenal £125.3m
- Tottenham £122.9m
- Sheffield United £122.1m
- Wolves £118.3m
- Everton £112m
Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has lashed back at Jürgen Klopp following his claims on the Blues' spending this transfer window.
The 42-year-old has successfully landed the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, and Malang Sarr this summer - spending about £200 million, and counting.
Lampard defended the London club with all the signing having failed to bring in players in the last two transfer windows due to the ban placed on them by FIFA.
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