Liverpool clearly aren’t missing Philippe Coutinho.
The Reds occupy first place in the Premier League, thanks largely in part to the investment they’ve made since selling Coutinho to Barcelona.
The fee that Liverpool received for the Brazilian could reach £142 million, which has been put towards strengthening Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
The outcome is a team that has enough talent and depth to compete for major trophies.
“I’ve been saying: ‘Your lot can win [the Premier League]. Your lot are capable of winning this - they look like a team that can do it,’” Gary Neville recently admitted on his podcast about his private discussions with Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.
With a four-point lead at the top of the table and a Champions League round of 16 tie to look forward to, this could very well be Liverpool’s season.
Success on the pitch equates to success off it and Coutinho’s sale could help Liverpool break a world record.
Liverpool could post €100m profit
According to Inside World Football, and brought to our attention by the Daily Mail, Liverpool are set to become the first football club in history to post a profit of more than €100 million.
“Liverpool could be set to break the world record for pre-tax profits made by a football club, as they look set to break the €100million (£88.2m) mark,” the Mail’s report reads.
The money made from the Coutinho sale - which featured a £106m basic fee and £36m in add-ons - coupled with Liverpool’s run to the final of last season’s Champions League will boost the club’s profits for the 2017-18 campaign, which will be submitted in early March.
Liverpool earned a reported £81.3m (£71.7m) from their run to Kiev, which will represent major growth considering they didn’t compete in the Champions League the previous year.
Leicester City currently hold the Premier League record for pre-tax profits, having posted £92.5m in profits for the 2016-17 season after reaching the quarter-final of the Champions League.
But UEFA may have accidentally let slip that Liverpool will break the record.
In their Club Licensing Benchmarking Report for the financial year 2017, they mention that Liverpool are set to break the record in the coming year.
The report reads: “UEFA Champions League prize money of €82m drove Leicester City FC to the highest net profit in history in FY2017 (€98m), beating the previous record of €78m set by Tottenham Hotspur FC in FY2014 (with Liverpool FC set to break that record again in FY2018).”