Liverpool are counting on current and former players for a windfall after World Cup


Liverpool will receive payments from FIFA for players participating in the World Cup in Qatar

A number of current Liverpool players will be representing their country when the World Cup kicks off in Qatar this month. Virgil van Dijk will play for the Netherlands, Alisson and Fabinho will wear yellow Brazil jerseys, Diogo Jota will play for Portugal, Darwin Nunez will play for Uruguay, Ibrahima Konate will play for France, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold will join England's squad.

For those Liverpool players who didn't play in the World Cup, either because they've retired internationally, like Joel Matip, or for players whose countries didn't qualify for the World Cup at all, they're going to be sent to training camps and in the warm A mini-training session in balmy weather in the UAE - the tournament in Qatar saw Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino and Thiago Alcantara fall under this group.

But while the mid-season break is new territory for major international competitions and its impact on the rest of Europe is still fairly unknown, its players will be paid $10,000 (£8,963) to represent their country's team in Qatar during their absence to their clubs every day. The payments are part of FIFA's Club Benefits Scheme, which the governing body says recognizes clubs' contribution to the game.

As part of FIFA payment rules, football clubs where a player spends the last two years of his career will be paid the $10,000 a day compensation, 

This means will receive a combined $20,000 for Senegal's Sadio Mane, who left Anfield for  Bayern Munich this summer and Japan's Takumi Minamino who joined French club Monaco. Even though they are no longer Liverpool players, the Reds could make a decent amount of money off the pair. Mane has been included in Senegal's final World  Cup squad to play in Qatar, despite suffering a fibula injury against Bayern last week. He is likely to miss at least the first week of action.

Another former Reds who left the club in the summer, Marko Grujic is betting he will be in the Serbian squad, although another summer departure, Divock Origi, who joined AC Milan is unlikely to be A member of the Belgian team.

A Liverpool player who doesn't get the club the $10,000-a-day compensation is Darwin Nunes who signed for the Reds in the summer, the sum of that money will go to his former club Benfica.

All 32 countries will receive $10 million from FIFA to play in the group stage, after receiving $2 million for pre-match training camps and other preparations.

Four years ago, 38 English clubs earned a combined $37,406,940 from players playing in Russia, with Manchester City raking in $5,003,440 and neighbors Manchester United $3,656,360. Arsenal earned $2,218,720 in 2018, Chelsea $3,835,357.50, Liverpool $2,585,205 and Tottenham Hotspur $4,385,792.50.

Depending on the success of the aforementioned players in Qatar, the Reds could earn between £1.3m and £2m, with Brazil and England diving deeper into the competition.

Post a Comment

Post a Comment (0)

#buttons=(Accept !) #days=(20)

Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. Learn More
Accept !