Comparing Man Utd and Liverpool’s total net spend over the last nine years
While money has become an increasingly important factor in football, Liverpool have proven that teams can be successful without breaking the bank.
In comparison, Manchester United have spent hundreds of millions over the last few years and they’ve had a pretty underwhelming return on their investment.
Courtesy of Transfermarkt, we’ve looked at United and Liverpool’s net spend since the summer of 2011 to see how the two clubs compare.
Man Utd – £132.82million
Liverpool – £31.2million profit
Man Utd – £52.15m
Liverpool – £140.88m
— ⭐️LFC blogster⭐️ (@LFCblogster) August 22, 2020
Man Utd – £152.90m
Liverpool – £20.62m profit
Man Utd – £137.75m
Liverpool – £5.48m profit
Man Utd – £53.93m
Liverpool – £35.95m
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 6, 2019
Man Utd – £146.09m
Liverpool – £52.16m
Man Utd – £75.33m
Liverpool – £25.6m
Man Utd – £66.8m
Liverpool – £60.15m
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 17, 2018
Man Utd – £48.51m
Liverpool – £43.63m
Total net spend:
Man Utd – £866.28m
Liverpool – £301.06m
Despite spending over £500million more than Liverpool over the last nine years, United finished 33 points behind their rivals in 2019-20.
Big money signings like Angel Di Maria and Romelu Lukaku failed to live up to expectations at Old Trafford while Liverpool have made a number of astute signings.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have also made a profit in three of the last four years but United have always spent more money on new signings than they’ve made through player sales.