Liverpool are one of the wealthiest clubs in England and can pay players big wages to help keep and sign world class footballers. While Liverpool aren’t as rich as Man United or Man City they still make hundreds of millions every year! Surprisingly Liverpool has the third highest wage bill in the Premier League, with approximately £208 million spent on salaries per year. This paid off for them as they secured a place in the top four, guaranteeing a place in the highly lucrative Champions League.
Below is a list of how much each Liverpool player earns, the figures I mention are before tax!
Virgil Van Dijk – £150,000
The Dutch centre back is currently the highest paid footballer in the squad. Liverpool had to offer him a big salary as they badly needed a strong defender to ensure the club can compete against the best teams in Europe.
Mohamed Salah – £120,000
Salah had an unbelievable season, scoring 44 goals in all competitions. The Egyptian attacker is adored by fans globally for his goal scoring ability. Salah is the heart beat of Liverpool’s attacking threat, without him the team is not the same. Mo Salah will be offered a new contract soon, his weekly wages of £120,000 need to be doubled to protect their most talented player.
James Milner – £120,000
The veteran is 32 years old now and producing some of the best football of his career. Milners high work rate and passing ability makes him a valuable player for the club. He doesn’t start every game but makes an influence when he comes off the bench. Milner will need to take a pay cut if he intends on playing for Reds beyond 2019.
Daniel Sturridge – £120,000
Sturridge career at Liverpool is continually plagued by injuries, he was loaned out to West Brom to give him game time and decrease the monthly wage bill. Most likely Sturridge will be sold in the summer but it will be tough finding a team that will match his current contract.
Roberto Firmino – £100,000
Firmino performances are regularly overshadowed by Salah but the Brazilian proved this campaign he is one the best strikers in Europe. His partnership with Mane and Salah up front is frightening for teams in the Premier League. Life is good off the pitch for Firmino as he married Larissa Pereira last year.
Jordan Henderson – £100,000
Henderson is the team captain and takes home £100,000 per week. With Liverpool signing Fabinho and Naby Keita, Henderson could struggle for game time next season.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – £90,000
A shrewd signing from Arsenal, Oxlade-Chamberlain is quickly becoming a fan favourite. Although he initially started on the bench, Chamberlain is now playing in centre midfield, his preferred position.
Dejan Lovren – £90,000
The Croatian is overpaid considering he’s an error prone defender. Too inconsistent and makes too many defensive mistakes. Despite this, Lovren is great in the air, making him an attacking threat from corners.
Georginio Wijnaldum – £90,000
The Dutch midfielder has impressed since joining from Newcastle United. Wijnaldum was a key player in the sides run to the Champions League final. Similarly to Henderson, the arrival of new signings will limit his number of appearances next year.
Sadio Mané – £90,000
The Senegalese striker is a goal machine, Liverpool will need to boost his salary if they want to keep hold of him.
Joel Matip – £70,000
Overall Joel Matip had a solid season at the back alongside Lovren and Van Dijk. Hopefully Matip will recover in time for the start of the next campaign.
Nathaniel Clyne – £70,000
Clyne was injuried for a majority of the season and only made a handful of appearances. Clyne will have to fight to regain his place in the line up again.
Adam Lallana – £65,000
Another person who’s year was ruined by injury but somehow managed to secure a place in Englands World Cup squad.
Danny Ings – £60,000
The former Burnley striker doesn’t get many opportunities to play and mainly comes off the bench. Should leave in the summer as its unlikely he will become a regular starter in the team.
Simon Mignolet – £60,000
Mignolet lost his place in the starting line up to Karius but makes double his salary without including bonuses for clean sheets. Its likely the Belgian keeper will be sold in the summer to lower the wage bill.
Ragnar Klavan – £55,000
When the Reds bought Klavan from FC Augsburg for £4.2 million in 2016, barely anyone heard about him. The Estonia is a not a regular starter but still a useful defender to have on the bench.
Andrew Robertson – £50,000
Robertson has been a revelation at left back. The tough tackling Scotsman is now a permanent fixture in the starting line up. If the Scot can maintain his form, his wages will be increased again.
Alberto Moreno – £40,000
The Spaniard looks like a mixture of Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso but unfortunately the left wing back doesn’t posses their talent. The emergence of Andrew Robertson means Moreno will be spending a lot more time on the bench.
Jon Flanagan – £35,000
Once a promising youngster, Flanagan spent the 2017/2018 season on loan at Bolton but only made eight appearances. Extremely unlikely he will be able to turnaround his career at Anfield.
Lazar Markovic – £35,000
The Serbian is on loan at Anderlecht and will probably be let go in the summer.
Joe Gomez – £30,000
The former Charlton defender has been a rock at centre back. The club looks set to reward Gomez for his performances with a new contract, bumping up his salary to £50,000.
Loris Karius – £25,000
The keepers display against Real Madrid will haunt him for years to come. Fans are calling for Klopp to sell the German because of the two simple mistakes he made.
Dominic Solanke – £25,000
Solanke was a surprise from Chelsea that had limited chances to display his ability on the pitch. Solanke should go out on loan to gain some experience.
Marko Grujic – £15,000
The Serbian spent the year on loan in the Championship, playing for Cardiff City.
Adam Bogdan – £15,000
Bogdan earns a nice £15,000 each week as third choice keeper.
Ben Woodburn – £10,000
The Welsh wonderkid is highly regarded and has the potential to become a quality striker but only time will tell if he will succeed. Making £10,000 per week isn’t bad for a teenager!
Danny Ward – £10,000
Ward is one of the lowest paid members in the squad but that ain’t bad considering he’s the fourth choice goal keeper.
It will be interesting to see what new players Liverpool sign. They already have a huge wage bill and will probably sell some players to maintain the clubs financial health.