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Premier League global muscle revealed as Liverpool second to Man United after international fan visits pushes financial boost

Premier League global muscle revealed as Liverpool second to Man United after international fan visits pushes financial boost

Liverpool given financial boost thanks to international fans

When you are one of the biggest clubs in the world plying your collective trade in the most popular league across the globe, your coffers are sure to benefit.

And that is precisely what has happened to Liverpool according to the latest report from VisitBritain’s Football Tourism in the UK findings.

As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool received 213,000 foreign visitors to home football matches in 2019; the last time accurate data was able to be collected given the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Those visits to Anfield by hundreds of thousands of devoted foreign supporters netted £152million in revenue to the local economy. Liverpool were unsurprisingly behind only Manchester United in the table after the Red Devil’s received 226,000 visits to Old Trafford which grossed £225million visitor spend.

Arsenal‘s Emirates Stadium, England‘s Wembley, and Tottenham‘s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium rounded out the top five on the list, with Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters praising the growth seen by comparison to data collected in 2011 which saw 66% growth across the UK;

“The Premier League and its clubs provide competitive football, featuring the world’s best players and managers, in front of brilliant fans. We are very proud of the positive impact the League has on both national and local economies.

Seeing the competition in action is fantastic and we look forward to welcoming more international visitors to our stadiums in the future.”

The Premier League juggernaut continues to grow

Liverpool are but one piece of the Premier League puzzle, but the Anfield outfit certainly pulls its weight when it comes to drawing fan viewership both on TV and in the flesh in grounds across the country.

No other league can come close to competing with the financial muscle that the English top flight can collectively muster, even down to those clubs that sit bottom in any given season.

Premier League global muscle revealed as Liverpool second to Man United after international fan visits pushes financial boost

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: A general view as the two teams walk out under a sunset for the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on December 1, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)

It is no coincidence that outside ownership from foreign billionaires continues to flood into the English market, with Newcastle United becoming the 14th club currently in the Premier League to be taken over by billionaire backing.

Four of the top-five highest valued clubs in the world reside on English shores, and if that list is extended, seven of the top-fifteen are Premier League-based.

When a league boasts the best TV rights commitments, countless big name footballers, and ownership power that outstrips the competition, the Premier League – and Liverpool – are certainly showing no signs of slowing down in terms of growth and financial potential.

This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
12 Brentford FC 13 0 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
16 Watford FC 13 -6 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4