​Regardless of the result in Wednesday night's UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, both clubs are set for a significant windfall, just for appearing in the game.

The Super Cup pits the winners of the Champions League against the winners of the Europa League from the season prior, with the final to take place at Vodafone Park in Istanbul.

The ​Liverpool Echo report that both ​Premier League sides appearing in the game stand to receive €3.5m (£3.2m) in prize money for simply turning up, whilst there is also a further €1m (£920k) on offer to the team that lifts the trophy. 

Though in absolute terms, the cash on offer for a single game is substantial, relatively speaking, the revenue for winning the competition pales in comparison to the capital generated by each team for their participation in the two European competitions last season. 


During their run to the ​Champions League final, where they bested Spurs 2-0, the ​Echo claims that ​Liverpool received in excess of €110m in prize money. 

​Chelsea, on the other hand, secured a windfall of around €40m for winning the Europa League.

The Reds go into the game having previously won the competition in 2005, when they beat UEFA Cup winners CSKA Moscow after extra-time, courtesy of a brace from Djibril Cissé and a goal from Luis Garcia.


Frank Lampard's Chelsea however, have never lifted the trophy, despite reaching the back-to-back finals in 2012 and 2013. The Blues were first defeated 4-1 by ​Atletico Madrid, before losing to ​Bayern Munich the following year on penalties.