They say that winning a classic against your greatest rival is priceless, however, for him Liverpool defeat can be very costly and almost completely compromise your plans for the entire upcoming season
Eleven days after the historic protests outside Old Trafford, the Reds face Manchester United this day in a duel corresponding to the Date 34 of the Premier League.
The result in Manchester It is essential for the Liverpool keep dreaming of qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League. If you return to Anfield with defeat, Jürgen Klopp and company could cause the club a loss of $ 18.1 million.
That is the amount that the clubs received from the UEFA just for playing the group stage of the Champions 2020/21. Not counting the $ 3.2 million for each win or $ 1 million for a tie.
And the prizes only get bigger. Qualifying for the last 16 of the world’s biggest club tournament means another $ 3.2 million in the cofferswhile advancing to quarterfinals means receiving $ 12.6 million.
In addition to these awards, which should even be updated for the next edition, the qualification to the semifinals means $ 14.4 million and reaching the Final guarantees at least $ 18.1 million. In this way, we can understand why the Liverpool can’t afford to be left out of the Champions League.
A season without contesting the ‘Orejona’ has a strong impact on the coffers, makes it difficult to make hires to build a stronger workforce and prevents greater money collection at a time when England is ready to leave the COVID-19 pandemic behind.
The men of Klopp currently occupy the sixth place in the Premier League with 57 points, sLean below Chelsea, who currently have the last ticket to the next Champions League. Liverpool’s advantage is having two games to go, which, in the event of two wins, would reduce the difference to one point.
However, if Liverpool lose in Old Trafford would make classification practically impossible, since the Reds they would have to cut a difference of seven points with only nine units to be disputed. In these circumstances, even a draw is not a good result for the draw. Anfield.
Klopp and its players know that the classic of more goes beyond the rivalry and the three points on the table. Therefore, they hope to repeat the best moments of a season marked by irregularity, but which is now showing signs of recovery. They are six games without losing, with four wins and two draws.
For its part, Manchester United, who guaranteed their place in the next Champions League, will do everything possible to ruin their rival’s plans after the loss to Leicester. Promise of a great classic, which is worth a lot of money for Liverpool.