Southampton will bank £10m if Liverpool win Champions League from sales of Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana

The deals for former Saints Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana all contain a bonus-payment clause should the Reds lift the European Cup.

The Merseysiders agreed a £75m fee to sign Van Dijk in January, with £70m guaranteed and a further £5m dependent on the club’s achievements during the Dutchman’s 5½-year contract.

Mane went to Liverpool for £30m in 2016, Clyne arrived in 2015 for £12.5m, while Lallana (£25m) and Lovren (£20m) moved in 2014.

And club accounts reveal the Reds are currently liable for at least £15m in additional transfer payments.

The bonus cash, as well as other performance-related add-ons, will not over-stretch Liverpool as they have already earned nearly £69m in prize money and TV payments for their run to the final.


Victory in Kiev would bring in another £4m and trigger bonus payments from commercial deals with partners such as shirt ­sponsor Standard Chartered, kit provider New Balance and sleeve sponsor Western Union.

Liverpool’s players will also bank a massive £750,000 bonus EACH if they beat Real Madrid.


TALKING FRANK Liverpool assistant Zeljko Buvac interviewed by Eintracht Frankfurt as replacement for Bayern Munich-bound Niko Kovac


The players had the clause written into their contracts at the start of the season — although no one expected they would get near the bumper cashpot.

But SunSport can reveal that figure is dwarfed by the £1m AFTER TAX that each Galactico stands to collect if they triumph.

Last night, tickets for the May 26 final were selling online for as much £1,500.


Meanwhile, Reds' assistant boss Zeljko Buvac has reportedly held talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over becoming their new manager.

Jurgen Klopp's long-time sidekick was placed on gardening leave by the club last week, without any public explanation.

But he was soon linked with replacing Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger in the summer.

And Bundesliga club Eintracht need a replacement for Niko Kovac, who has agreed to boss Bayern Munich from next term.

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