Liverpool have been ranked number 5 in the list of the world’s most profitable football clubs by the Business magazine Forbes. In the list, which is topped by Manchester United, there are five Premier League teams in the top 10 with Liverpool beating the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich in terms of profitability. Forbes ranked each team’s profits in the 2014/15 season, (profits before any interest, tax, depreciation, amortization or player transfers are taken into account):
1. Manchester United: $190 million
2. Real Madrid: $162 million
3. Manchester City: $131 million
4. Arsenal: $122 million
5. Liverpool: $115 million
6. Barcelona: $108 million
7. Juventus: $81 million
8. Tottenham Hotspur: $73 million
9. Schalke: $67 million
10. Bayern Munich: $60 million
The Reds have been steadily improving their commercial revenues since the arrival as FSG as owners while the new main stand and corporate hospitality rooms will help boost matchday revenues which have lagged behind the likes Manchester United and Arsenal for a long time.
In total the top 10 earned approximately $1.1billion in profits, which is still $200million behind the top 10 most profitable teams in the NFL ($1.3billion). The new TV rights deal for English clubs could however help their profits soar in the coming years.