If the Reds – Liverpool win on Saturday when they go toe to toe with the Los Blancos, they will earn less still.
Why Liverpool will earn less than Real Madrid Even if they Win
Teams earn more prize money the further they progress in the competition, with the champions netting an extra £3.8million for winning the Champions League final.
A Liverpool triumph would see the Anfield club bank £93m from the competition overall, according to the Mirror.
While that is certainly not to be sniffed at, Real Madrid will receive a whopping £102m in prize money if they come out on top.
Even if Carlo Ancelotti’s men lose on Saturday, they will bank around £98m, which is £5m more than the figure Liverpool will earn if they lift the trophy.
Champions League ‘earnings’ are impacted by a club’s past performance in the tournament. While Liverpool have reached the final in three out of the last four seasons, Real Madrid have won it only four times in the last 10 years.
All 32 clubs to reach the group stages receive a base payment of £13.1m, plus another payment based on their coefficient.
Each group stage win was worth £2.4m, and a draw £784,000; Qualifiers for the knockouts banked another £8.1m, then £9m for reaching the quarters, and £10.5m for making the semi-finals.
The finalists then get £13.1m each, with another £3.8m for the winners.
So all in all a seventh crown would bag Liverpool just under £100m, while Real Madrid would break the £100m mark if they win.
However, those earnings do not take into account any matchday or broadcast income, which would significantly boost the figures.
Liverpool also gets 30 per cent of Uefa’s £253m broadcasting pot for finishing second in the Prem table last season.
A place in this summer’s Super Cup against Europa League winners Frankfurt is then worth another £3m