Liverpool continue to have the 9th highest revenue in world football for the third year running. Their revenue increased slightly from £298.1 million in 2014/15 to £302 million in 2015/16. The Reds made £125.7 million on broadcast rights, £119.5 million on commercial and merchandise revenue, and an additional £56.8 million on matchday sales—a number which should see a significant increase next season with the addition of the expanded Main Stand.
It’s not all good news for the red half of Merseyside though. Liverpool remain 5th in revenue in England behind Manchester United (1st, £515.3 million), Manchester City (5th, £392.6 million), Arsenal (7th, £350.4 million), and Chelsea (8th, £334.6). United leap-frogged the two Spanish giants of Barcelona and Real Madrid to re-claim the top spot for the first time since 2003/04.
Additionally, Liverpool lost ground to both Arsenal and Chelsea. Although the two London clubs stayed in 7th and 8th places, respectively, they both increased their revenue in comparison to Liverpool. The gap from Liverpool to Arsenal is now £48.4 million, compared to £33.2 million last year.
Tottenham (12th, £209.2 million), West Ham (18th, £143.8 million), and Leicester City (20th, £128.7 million) round out the remaining English clubs in the top 20.
And in case it wasn’t obvious enough, this is me sending out the Smooth Sailing Batsignal to help make sense of these numbers and math(s).