This week marks 10 years since Liverpool were bought by their current owners, Fenway Sports Group.
Roy Hodgson was the manager back then, and the club were all the way down in 18th place in the Premier League table.
A lot has changed under the guidance of FSG, Liverpool have won the League Cup, the Champions League, the World Club Cup and the Premier League – their first title for 30 years.
Money, Money, Money
Liverpool’s turnover has almost trebled over the last decade. The Reds had an income of £183.6m in 2010/11, the season in which FSG took control of the club.
But that figure had risen to £533.0m in 2018/19, the latest season for which figures are available, resulting in an increase of £349.4m, or 190%.
Manchester City are the only “Big Six” club whose revenues have increased by more in that time. The Abu Dhabi owned club’s income rose by £382.0m, or 249 percent, from £153.2m to £535.2m.
Liverpool’s income growth is largely down to an increase in broadcast revenues as since 2010/11 they have grown from £65.3m to £260.8m.
While the club’s Commercial revenues went from £77.4m to £188.0m, and match day revenue from £140.9m to £84.2m.
Climbing the table
It’s hard to imagine now, but when FSG bought Liverpool, the club were down in 18th place in the league.
They had, in all fairness, finished seventh the season before, so it’s not like FSG were buying some sort of expensive Wigan Athletic.
Liverpool have played 377 Premier League games since then, winning 214, drawing 85 and losing 78, giving them a total of 727 points.
Only two clubs have picked up more points in that time Manchester United (730), and Manchester City (816).
Liverpool have spent a reported £909m on signing new players since FSG bought the club.
Only three clubs have spent more in that time – Manchester City (£1.42 billion), Chelsea (£1.38 billion) and Manchester United (£1.09 billion).
The international break is almost over and Premier League football is back with a bang.
Liverpool travel to Everton on Saturday for the first Merseyside derby of the season.
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It also puts the Reds comfortably ahead of the other “Big Six” clubs, with Arsenal spending £789.1m, and Tottenham £626.2m.
Liverpool’s opponents today, Everton, sneak into the list of biggest spenders despite not generally being counted as a “Big Six” side, having spent £707.2m.