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.