Carabao Cup: How Much Money Liverpool Has Earned After Beating Chelsea in the Final

Carabao Cup: How Much Money Liverpool Has Earned After Beating Chelsea in the Final

Fred Kennedy
updated at February 26, 2024 at 7:13 AM
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  • Liverpool and Chelsea are guaranteed prize money after reaching the Carabao Cup final
  • The Reds beat Fulham in the semis to set up a crunch date with the Blues at Wembley
  • Virgil van Dijk was Liverpool's match hero, with the Netherlands ace scoring the winner

Liverpool will not be taking home as much in prize money despite beating Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final.

The Reds stunned Mauricio Pochettino's men 1-0 on Sunday at the Wembley Stadium to win the first trophy of the 2023/23 season.

Virgil van Dijk was responsible for Liverpool's victory, with the towering defender powering home a 118th-minute header to win it for the Merseysiders.

Liverpool players celebrate victory at the end of the match during the Carabao Cup Final match at Wembley Stadium. Photo by Andrew Kearns.
Liverpool players celebrate victory at the end of the match during the Carabao Cup Final match at Wembley Stadium. Photo by Andrew Kearns.
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The match looked set to be decided via a shootout after neither side found the back of the net after 90 minutes of action.

However, Van Dijk got the job done with two minutes left in extra-time to help Jurgen Klopp's youthful side secure the trophy.

How much money Liverpool will get

It has now emerged that Liverpool will be banking a paltry £100,000 for winning the domestic trophy. According to SPORTbible, Chelsea will be taking home half that figure for finishing as the runners-up.

The publication reports that this is perhaps why the early rounds of the tournament are less appealing for the top sides.

It is important to note that clubs are only guaranteed to win just £7,000 in the second round, with a prize money of £25,000 set aside for the teams that make it to the quarter-finals and the semi-finals.

The Carabao Cup prize money is a drop in the ocean considering what clubs that win the FA Cup get. According to Goal, the prize for winning the tournament is £2 million, with the runners-up banking £1mil.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's Carabao Cup triumph kept their quadruple dream alive, with Klopp's men also gunning for the Premier League, FA Cup, and the Europa League.

Inside Liverpool's cup celebrations

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on a video of Liverpool's dressing room celebrations after they beat Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final.

The Reds went into the Sunday cracker with an injury-hit team, with Klopp having to get it done without the services of some key players.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.