Liverpool are closing in on Manchester United as England’s most valuable football club after their Premier League title triumph, according to the latest edition of the Brand Finance Football Annual.
The Reds are up to fourth in the worldwide rankings, with their value rising by six per cent to £1.143billion (€1.262bn), just £47million behind Manchester United’s £1.190bn valuation – which represents a drop of £143m on the previous year and a fall to third in the rankings.
However, both clubs are some way behind leading LaLiga duo of Real Madrid and Barcelona, with the former retaining top spot despite making nearly a 14 per cent loss, with the Corona virus crisis causing the total brand value of top 50 clubs to fall for the first time in six years.
|Club||Value/percentage rise or fall (value rise/fall from 2019)|
|1. REAL MADRID||£1.286bn / 13.8 per cent- (£205m fall)|
|2. BARCELONA||£1.280bn / 1.4 per cent + (£18.1m rise)|
|3. MANCHESTER UNITED||£1.190bn / 10.7 per cent – (£143m fall)|
|4. LIVERPOOL||£1.143bn / 6 per cent + (£64.3m rise)|
|5. MANCHESTER CITY||£1.018bn / 10.4 per cent – (£118m fall)|
|6. BAYERN MUNICH||£957m / 19.6 per cent – (£233m fall)|
|7. PSG||£876m / 5.8 per cent + (£48m rise)|
|8. CHELSEA||£859m / 1.9 per cent – (£17m fall)|
|9. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR||£710m / 3.3 per cent + (£23.5m rise)|
|10. ARSENAL||£651m / 18.18 per cent – (£150m fall)|