England’s top four stand lose a few quid if Liverpool win the Europa League later this month, according to The Times.
The Reds set themselves up for a grand final with Sevilla on May 18th, getting past Villarreal, last Thursday at Anfield, beating the La Liga side 3-0, having lost 1-0 in the first leg.
Jurgen Klopp’s men do seem destined to win the whole thing, as their journey, thus far, has been quite miraculous.
They survived a tricky tie against Manchester United, winning 2-0 and drawing 1-1, beat Borussia Dortmund in one of the craziest games of the season, and did it again during the week, overcoming Villarreal.
Sevilla have been finalists for the past three years, winning the trophy twice, but some may feel that Liverpool will be the ones to knock them off their perch. If that happens, the Reds will get a Champions League spot for next season, added incentive for top players to join them in the summer.
Also, the Premier League’s top four finishers will take a bit of a hit financially. They will each lose £3m each, as the UEFA ‘market pool’ of television funding will have to be split among five clubs instead of four.
While it may not really affect the bigger clubs, Leicester City, this year’s champion, could use all the cash the club can get.
And with Liverpool poised to become even a bigger monster under Klopp next season, the other English clubs will probably hope that Sevilla make it three Europa titles.