Match of the Week Champions League: Financial head-to-head Liverpool FC v FC Midtjylland

26 October 2020

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Photo: PA Images Jürgen Klopp's squad earn more than 28 times that of Danish side FC Midtjylland's.

Following a 0-4 loss at home on their Champions League debut, Danish Midtjylland – whose majority shareholder is Brentford owner Matthew Benham – face another tough task going up against the reigning English champions from Liverpool.

Liverpool's wage bill of €352 million in the 2018/19 season was a full 28 times that of Midtjylland's which in comparison stood at just €12.6 million in the same year.

With a turnover of an even greater disproportion, at 42 times that of Midtjylland, Liverpool will be unsatisfied with anything less than three points from Tuesday night's fixture.

Emil Gjerding Nielson and Mads Meisner nielson@offthepitch.com