Looking at the site you've posted the link to: Mané is on half the wages of Salah??? That can't be true surely?Yep and wages is a lot;
Lallana - £110k pw
Lovren - £100k pw
Shaqiri - £80k pw
Origi - £45k pw
Clyne - £75k pw
£410k pw - Not going to get close to the £750k pw Mbappe PSG offer
Its quite astounding that we made a profit for this Reporting Year. Player acquisitions (record breaking numbers) and very little in sales just shows how healthy the club is.This set of results was always going to be more revealing of the financial strength of the club because it was a year when there weren't many big player sales. Last year's profit was a record £125 million but it was comprised almost entirely of player sales (basically Coutinho). This year's profit of £42 million is lower but more significant given the transfer activity. It's the third year in a row where we've posted a profit and the 4th time in 5 years. We posted huge losses in the first 3 years under FSG so the turnaround is impressive.
The commercial increase is good but not stellar and we are still a long way behind United so plenty of room for growth there. The wage bill is £310 million, up 17%, but still hovering at around 58% of turnover. This won't include the bonuses for winning the CL but it will have included the bonuses for getting to the previous year's final. All perfectly manageable but for all those wanting mega-transfers I doubt we are yet at the stage where we're contemplating buying superstars with all the potential inflationary impacts right across the squad. I expect us to continue in the same careful way that has got us into this position. Looking for value in the transfer market, improving the club infrastructure, tying up more lucrative deals on the back of our ongoing success and not being afraid to cash in on a player where we feel the funds can be used to reinvigorate the squad.
And next year could be even better once again with the Nike Deal, PL Champions and other stuff. Plus maybe up to 100 million in player sales (that we won't miss). I've been saying for awhile that if we want even Mbappe we can afford anyone Klopp wants.Its quite astounding that we made a profit for this Reporting Year. Player acquisitions (record breaking numbers) and very little in sales just shows how healthy the club is.
The following year (current year) could hit over £100m in profits again - perhaps it should do. Player acquisitions in this period - Minamino, Van den Berg and Elliot - probably more than offset by Ings? And Studge and Moreno off the wage bill too. I think also the £50m for the training facility came out of the published accounts.
Could be looking at £150 - 200m profit - which is actually not too clever considering that will all be taxable. Unless they put some of it aside for the ARE development.
Whichever way it is dressed up - the Liver Bird is sitting proud on its perch.
What I gather from this as the main info is that our wage expenditure has now risen from £264m to £310m (third highest in the league behind the red mancs and Abu Dhabi), but at the same time, our wages to turnover ratio has stayed at a healthy 58%. That is excellent, really. In 2011, we were still at 69%!
It's only this high because we're winning, the wages track success extremely well. Players deserve to be rewarded if the club is successful.Yeah I'm a bit worried about the wages. But if the squad keeps winning trophies, I think it would be well worth it. But, they have to keep winning trophies.
Theres been so much talk of how all extra revenue from being successful would have been swallowed up by increases to the players. I always argued theres no way a club ran so stringently would let that happen. The more successful we are on the pitch and in revenue the more we are able to spend. That includes both fees and wages.What I gather from this as the main info is that our wage expenditure has now risen from £264m to £310m (third highest in the league behind the red mancs and Abu Dhabi), but at the same time, our wages to turnover ratio has stayed at a healthy 58%. That is excellent, really. In 2011, we were still at 69%!