It took a penalty shootout for Liverpool to beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday, as the Reds’ chances of a quadruple live on for the time being.
Having beaten the Blues in another shootout to win the Carabao Cup in February, Liverpool now have eyes on the Premier League title and the Champions League, with the club set to face Real Madrid in the final in Paris at the end of May.
How much will Liverpool earn from their FA Cup win?
While many in recent years have played down the importance of the FA Cup, Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp were undeniably delighted to have got their hands on yet more silverware on Saturday.
As well as it being another trophy for their sizeable cabinet, the FA Cup win also brings prize money into the club.
Prior to the final, Liverpool had already earned 1.6 million pounds, having beaten Shrewsbury Town, Cardiff City, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest and then a tough test against Manchester City in the semi-final at Wembley.
By beating Chelsea to win the FA Cup, Liverpool added a further 1.8m pounds onto that sum. That means, in all, Liverpool‘s FA Cup prize money totals at 3.4m pounds for the 2021/22 season.
Beyond prize money, the Reds would have brought in 6m pounds in matchday revenue during their cup run. They’ll also earn around 650,000 pounds in television fees.
Therefore, Liverpool will have earned around 10m pounds for their FA Cup win in 2021/22.
While that isn’t close to the amount of money clubs earn for going deep into the Champions League, it is still a significant sum for the club and should help them in the transfer market.
Considering penalty hero Konstantinos Tsimikas was signed for 11m pounds, the FA Cup income can certainly be useful.