Liverpool could receive as much as £11m from their pre-season tour of Thailand and Singapore, according to financial expert Dr Dan Plumley.
The Lowdown: Liverpool on pre-season duty
The Reds have flown to Thailand for the first leg of their summer tour, taking on rivals Manchester United in Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon.
After that comes a meeting with Crystal Palace in Singapore on Friday, as huge Liverpool fans from Asia are given the chance to see their heroes in the flesh.
The trip looks set to be a hugely lucrative one for the Reds, as they continue to thrive both on and off the pitch.
The Latest: Expert drops financial claim
Speaking to Football Insider, Plumley claimed that Liverpool could pocket £11m from their pre-season trip abroad.
The financial expert outlined:
“I think around £11m is a reasonable benchmark. That’s probably in the region of the top end of what you could expect.
“That is huge. You can see why clubs are prepared to fly all around the world to do this. If you’re a bigger club as well, you have to engage with these fanbases when you’re there.
“The Man United game links to that as well in that the broadcaster IMG have paid for some of the rights. They might be able to go a bit further than previous figures this time around, but it’s a fair amount whichever way you cut it.”
The Verdict: Special time to be a Red
This is further proof of the force that Liverpool have become during the Jurgen Klopp era, with the German turning them into one of the world’s biggest clubs and arguably the most appealing team to play for on the planet currently, given their style of play and team spirit.
The money they will receive during pre-season could even go towards new signings later in the summer transfer window, should Klopp feel the need for further reinforcements.
There has barely been a better time to be a Reds supporter and the upcoming friendlies will give fans their much-needed fix after the summer break.
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