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Liverpool lose £30M from early Champions League exit

Liverpool's early exit from the Champions League is set to cost them £30m.

Jurgen Klopp had won all 10 of his previous knockout fixtures as Liverpool manager and the financial rewards of reaching the Champions League final in 2018 - then winning the tournament 12 months ago - have been huge.

The Daily Mail says they received £54.7million in prize money for beating Tottenham last June but elimination at the first knockout stage will have a considerable impact - last year's figures showed they pocketed a combined £31.1million for beating Bayern Munich, Porto and Barcelona on the road to Madrid.

Liverpool have been through their most difficult month of the campaign, with Atletico Madrid beating them home and away in the Champions League and Chelsea knocking them out of the FA Cup. Watford also ruined their hopes of going through the Premier League season unbeaten.

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