The Carabao Cup final is now set after the 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening.
Liverpool battled Fulham in a hard-fought two-legged tie that saw Jurgen Klopp’s men emerge as winners with a 3-2 aggregate victory.
The Cottagers have been tricky customers for the Reds this season, but they have managed to now win all three games their London counterparts this term.
Fulham boss Marco Silva was in a reflective mood after his sides defeat, having failed to make further history by being the first Fulham side to make it to a EFL Cup final.
Nonetheless, Liverpool have now set up a repeat of the 2021/22 Carabao Cup final, where they triumphed over Chelsea in a remarkable 10-11 penalty shoot-out.
With the final set to take place on the 25th of February, let’s take a look at Liverpool’s potential earnings by getting to this stage.
How much Liverpool could make from a victorious Carabao Cup campaign
While match prize monies mean more to clubs that are not the size of Liverpool, any sort of income helps.
For making the final alone, the Anfield club has netted themselves £50,000 [Statista]
However, by winning the competition, the Merseyside outfit could earn a small prize pot of £100,000.
Here is a rundown of the prize money Liverpool have earned so far:
First round winners – £5,000
Second round winners – £7,000
Third round winners – £10,000
Fourth round winners – £15,000
Quarter-finalists – £25,000
Semi-finalists – £25,000
Runner-up – £50,000
Winners – £100,000
It is important to note that the Reds only entered the competition in the third-roud.
As one can see, it’s pretty much pocket change for a club the size of Liverpool.
How does the FA Cup prize money compare to the EFL Cup?
Liverpool look like they are set for a deep run in this season’s FA Cup as well.
While also being viewed as more prestigious and a ‘bigger’ trophy, the FA Cup also has better financial incentives and prize money.
As the Reds are already in the fourth round, let’s take a look at the potential earnings [ The FA.com]:
Fourth round winners – £120,000
Fifth round winners – £225,000
Quarter-final winners – £450,000
Semi-final winners – £1,000,000
Semi-final losers – £500,000
Final runners-up – £1million
Final winners – £2million
The FA Cup winners earn £2 million, which is twenty times more than the Carabao Cup winners do.
The runners-up receive the same multiplier even if they lose the final, as opposed to merely £50,000 in the Carabao Cup.
Nonetheless, financial gains are not the reason why Liverpool are competing so hard in the two cup competitions.
It’s to bring more trophies to Anfield, and to continue to add to the already illustrious history that Liverpool boasts.