It will come as no surprise that Liverpool’s new additions have all been awarded bumper contracts, with typical Premier League wages.
According to The Athletic, Thiago Alcantara joined Mohamed Salah as Liverpool’s highest earner this summer when he sealed his £30million transfer.
At Liverpool he earns £200,000-per-week, the same as Salah, according to Spotrac.
Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino are not far behind, both earning just shy of £10million annually, which works out as £180,000 each week.
Meanwhile, club captain Jordan Henderson is the club’s fifth-best player on £140,000.
It may come as a surprise that Sadio Mane earns half as much as Salah, with the Senegalese forward on £100,000-per-week. Underpaid?
New man Diogo Jota is earning close to that sum according to Sportekz, with a £90,000-per-week take-home pay packet.
Kostas Tsimikas, another of Liverpool’s new boys, is fortunate enough to warrant a £60,000 weekly sum.
In a similar situation to Mane, three members of Liverpool’s regular back four earn less than many may anticipate.
Local boy Trent Alexander-Arnold’s pre-tax weekly wage amounts to £40,000, while his fellow full-back and Scotland captain Andy Robertson earns just £10,000 more.
Joe Gomez is one of the squad’s lowest-paid players, with an annual salary of just under £1.5million, meaning he earns a comparably meager £28,000-per-week.
Other Liverpool 2020-21 wages:
- James Milner – Annual salary: £7.28 million; Weekly wage: £140,000
- Naby Keïta – (£6.24 million; £120,000)
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – (£6.24 million; £120,000)
- Joël Matip – (£5.2 million; £100,000)
- Fabinho – (£5.2 million; £100,000)
- Alisson Becker – (£4.68 million; £90,000)
- Xherdan Shaqiri – (£4.16 million; £80,000)
- Georginio Wijnaldum – (£3.9 million; £75,000)
- Ben Woodburn – (£624,000; £12,000)