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Liverpool leapfrog with new £80m-a-year Nike contract putting them top of the Premier League's kit deals table... but they're still way behind the mega-money of Real and Barcelona! Liverpool have agreed a lucrative £80m-a-season kit sponsor deal with Nike  It moves them ahead of their Premier League rivals in the commercial stakes Man United's £75m-a-year deal with Adidas was the previous British record Liverpool have also leapfrogged Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City But they remain some way behind Spanish powerhouses Real and Barcelona 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 14:30 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 14:33 GMT, 7 January 2020

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Liverpool have leapfrogged a number of their Premier League rivals in the commercial stakes after signing their lucrative £80million-a-year kit sponsorship deal with Nike.

The Premier League leaders announced the multi-year deal on Tuesday and all their teams will wear Nike kit from the beginning of June.

Though the exact length of the deal hasn't been revealed, Liverpool move above domestic rivals , Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea in terms of money earned per season.

Liverpool have moved ahead several of their Premier League rivals after agreeing a lucrative £80m-a-year kit sponsorship deal with Nike that will start this summer

Liverpool have moved ahead several of their Premier League rivals after agreeing a lucrative £80m-a-year kit sponsorship deal with Nike that will start this summer

Liverpool's kits have been supplied by Boston-based company New Balance since 2015

Liverpool's kits have been supplied by Boston-based company New Balance since 2015

The new deal reflects Liverpool's re-emergence as a force under manager Jurgen Klopp

The new deal reflects Liverpool's re-emergence as a force under manager Jurgen Klopp

And it puts the reigning European champions behind only Spanish giants and Barcelona in the Europe-wide comparison of the most lucrative kit deals.

By bringing in £80m-a-year from Nike, Liverpool have trumped their rivals United, whose 10-year deal with Adidas, which started in 2015, is worth £75m-a-year and was the previous British record.

Manchester City's deal with Puma, which started last year and will run until 2029, is worth £65m-a-year and places them fifth in the European list.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal bring in £60m-a-season with Nike and Adidas

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