Liverpool wants greater share of TV rights money
Liverpool says it wants the Premier League’s top clubs to be
allowed to emulate Spanish sides Barcelona and Real Madrid by
selling their own overseas television rights.
England’s 20 topflight clubs equally share the $2.2 billion
rights fee that foreign broadcasters are paying under a three-year
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says it is unfair that
high-profile clubs with a global appeal are part of a collective
Ayre says Liverpool ”definitely feel there has to be some
rebalance because what we are actually doing is disadvantaging
ourselves against other big European clubs.”
Most English clubs support the status quo because their revenue
would drop if there was a change.