Liverpool - Interest Payments

Liverpool has to pay out interest on loans taken out for various purposes. Liverpool have an added complication compared to many other clubs in that the company set up to buy them has borrowed money to do that.

The graph below shows that the club had been paying out under 2m a year in interest payments up to 2006. By 2008 the club was payign 9m a year, and the Kop Holdings company was paying 35m.

This should be compared to someone like Newcastle or Bolton who paid interest of roughly 4m in 2008.

It is difficult to make a good story out of the debt and interest payments the club have. That the club then have a bad year in the Champions League, and are struggling to qualify for next year's competition is potentially disastrous.