How much will Liverpool earn for winning the Carabao Cup?

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Liverpool won the first piece of domestic silverware after beating Chelsea 11-10 in a knife-edge penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

But while Liverpool's fans and players were ecstatic as they lifted the trophy, they will get barely any financial benefit from the triumph.

That's because the winner of the Carabao Cup takes away a measly £100,000 in prize money.

That's right. £100,000. And that's for the whole club, not per player. 

To put the figure into context, clubs earn £1.8 million for lifting the FA Cup.

And last season Chelsea pocketed £16 million for winning the Champions League final against Manchester City, on top of all the other cash prizes they earned at each round, including £15 million for just making the group stage.

But despite the limited financial reward, the richest clubs still tend to dominate the competition.

The last team from outside the Big Six to win the Carabao Cup was Swansea City in 2013.

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Richard Martin is an experienced football writer, editor and social media producer. Before returning to London, he spent 10 years in Spain as a football correspondent and has attended over 600 games across 16 countries, his favourite being Argentina. He has also worked for Reuters, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Times and AS.