LIVERPOOL has risen above Manchester United in the Premier League rankings – but is still miles away from Manchester City.
The official salary amounts for the 2019-20 season have now been confirmed.
Man City spent the most on players’ wages in 2019-20, with Liverpool overtaking Man Utd
And in a surprising update, Liverpool have moved up to second place over rivals Man Utd.
Last season the Reds paid out a whopping £ 325m in player wages.
Mohamed Salah was Liverpool’s top earner last season, earning £ 200,000 a week.
Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk both grossed £ 180,000 a week, with EIGHT Additional players all earn £ 100,000 a week or more.
However, Kop bosses would say it was worth every penny when the Premier League trophy finally found its way to Anfield.
Liverpool’s labor costs are also expected to have increased in 2020-21.
After all, the Reds offered Thiago £ 200,000 a week to join Bayern Munich, while another 2020 purchase, Diogo Jota, brings in nearly £ 100,000 a week.
However, Dejan Lovren (£ 110,000), Adam Lallana (£ 100,000) and Nathaniel Clyne (£ 70,000) were just three big earners sold in the summer of 2020.
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Liverpool spent more than Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsneal and Spurs on wages in their triumphant 2019-20 seasonPhoto credit: Reuters
Man Utd was below Liverpool on the payroll despite paying Rashford and Pogba over £ 200,000 a weekImage credit: AP
Meanwhile, Manchester City are still at the top, paying exceptional wages of £ 351million last season.
In 2019-20, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling each grossed £ 300,000 a week or more.
David Silva and Sergio Aguero both had over £ 200,000 a week, with one more NINE Players who all rank in the six-figure range every week.
Man Utd is third on the list at £ 284m – miles behind their local rivals – despite David De Gea signing a £ 375,000-a-week deal earlier in the season.
Paul Pogba (£ 290,000), Anthony Martial (£ 250,000) and Marcus Rashford (£ 200,000) have all raked in huge amounts.
Another eight players took home more than £ 100,000 a week.
However, some big names like Scott McTominay (£ 10,000), Mason Greenwood (£ 35,000) and Daniel James (£ 45,000) helped keep the total payroll lower than their competitors.
Man City spent more than any other Premier League club on wages in the 2019-20 seasonImage credit: AP
Last season, Chelsea spent just £ 1m less than United on wages of £ 283m.
However, the blues are likely to climb back on the table in 2020-21 – with summer purchases from Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz, all of whom achieve six-figure weekly salaries.
Arsenal and Tottenham were both tight-knit in terms of wages, spending just £ 225m and £ 181m respectively in their last tenure.
However, the Gunners’ overall bill for 2020-21 will be interesting.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signed a new contract for £ 350,000 a week, while Thomas Partey (£ 250,000) and Willian (£ 220,000) also joined.
But Mikel Arteta has dumped a hat full of high-earning stars like Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac, Sokratis Papstathopoulos and Lucas Torreira, all along with others like William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi.
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