Liverpool are officially the best side in world football right now.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are European and world champions, while they also hold a sizeable lead at the top of the Premier League.
The German manager has transformed a very average Liverpool squad into an all-conquering powerhouse in just a few years.
How has he done it?
Rival fans will try and claim he’s simply spent his way to glory. However, the club’s net spent since Klopp’s arrival is minimal despite splashing out on the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson.
But what about the wages they’re paying to attract players and then keep them at the club?
Well, using data from Sportrac, every single Liverpool player’s wages for the 2019/20 have now been revealed.
Take a look below:
It’s not surprising to see Mohamed Salah top the chart as he pockets £200,000-per-week. The Egyptian has been incredible since his £36 million move from Roma, scoring 91 goals goals.
Fellow stars, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk, earn a tad less on £180,000-per-week.
Adam Lallana can perhaps consider himself fortunate to be earning £10,000 more than Sadio Mane, who deserves a lot more than his £100,000-per-week. New contract for Sadio please, Jurgen!
But the most interesting figures are those of Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Now, the two full-backs both signed new long-term deals at the club in January 2019. Sportrac have taken these two deals into account.
However, the pair were only on minimal contracts previously and they still received a huge pay-rise to take their earnings to £50,000-per-week and £40,000-per-week respectively.
It’s worth noting that is their basic salary only. The pair of full-backs will no doubt have plenty of bonuses and sponsorship deals – which often make up the weekly wage figure reported in the media.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Robertson and Alexander-Arnold have large assist bonuses written in their contract considering they both compete with one another to register as many as possible. That will immediately enhance their relatively low basic wage.
In total, Liverpool pay more than £110 million per year in player wages.
That’s third in the payroll table with Manchester United and Manchester City both paying their players more.
It just shows that Liverpool are an incredibly well run club both on and off the pitch right now.