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Liverpool can break £100M Champions League record

Liverpool will break the £100m Champions League mark if they win this week's final against Tottenham.

The Daily Mail says the Reds will collect almost £100m in UEFA prize money if they win the Champions League, a record sum for any English club in European club competition.

The precise figure is expected to be around £98.1m if Jurgen Klopp's side beat Tottenham in the final (and £94.6m if they lose the final), while Spurs will collect around £93m if they win, and about £89.5m if they lose.

These sums are calculated on the basis of numerous factors, from fees received simply for making the group stage (£13.5m each) to performance bonuses for group stage wins and draws (£7.9m for Liverpool versus £6.9m for Tottenham) to extra payments for reaching the last 16 (an extra £8.4m), the last eight (£9.2m more), the semi-finals (£10.6m more) and the final (£13.2m more).

The difference between winning and not winning the biggest final in club football is only £3.5m (the difference between the cheque for the winners and runners-up).

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