6 Oct 2011

Liverpool owners spent 7.5 million pounds per point

7:34 am on 6 October 2011

A leading British football survey shows Liverpool's new owners spent 7.5 million pounds for each Premier League point they picked up between last October's purchase of the club and the end of last season.

The fourfourtwo.com annual football rich list said the Fenway Sports Group owned by John Henry had paid more than two million pounds more for each point than the world's richest club Manchester City had done since being taken over by Abu Dhabi investors in 2008.

Liverpool's cash-strapped city rivals Everton, in contrast, spent just under 50-thousand pounds per point between Bill Kenwright buying the club in 2004 and the end of last term.

City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is again the richest person in English football, worth 20 billion pounds, according to the list.

England's Fabio Capello is the richest manager with a personal wealth of 38 million pounds compared to second-placed Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson with 27 million.

David Beckham remains the richest English player with an estate estimated at 135 million.