Steven Gerrard earned Liverpool €500,000 (£398,000) with his last-gasp penalty against Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
With one swipe of the boot the Liverpool captain won his side three points, detonated an atom bomb of ecstasy in the Kop, and doubled the club’s earnings from the evening.
Clubs in the Champions League are awarded €1m (£796,331) by Uefa for every win in the group stage of the competition, and €500,000 for a draw.
Cruelly for Liverpool’s Bulgarian opponents, Gerrard’s winner also denied Ludogorets what would have been a welcome windfall. Razgrad spent just £2m on new players this summer.
Meanwhile, the Reds would need to progress all the way to the final to even come close to recouping some of their massive transfer spend.
Liverpool spent over £100m on new players in the most recent transfer window, while a repeat of the 2005 heroics would see the club pick up a minimum of £18m.
Clubs pick up £2.79m from the round of 16, £3.11m from the quarter final-stage and £3.9 from the semi-finals. Competition runners up receive £5.18m while winners receive £8.6m.