Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter in panicked mood, after it was revealed that Manchester City could face a one-year ban from Champions League action.
The Citizens are alleged to have breached Financial Fair Play regulations by inflating the value of a multi-million pound sponsorship deal; the club has already been fined £49m in the past for previously breaching regulations.
City denied doing anything out of line, and UEFA revealed they could not comment on an ongoing investigation, although it is now being reported that investigators want the rules to be enforced which would see Pep Guardiola’s men banished from Europe for a season.
Given the fact that a mini-rivalry has grown between Liverpool and City due to their enticing battle for the Premier League title, you would expect the Reds fanbase to be happy with the news, and delighted that City are finally set to be punished.
However, a year out of Europe would allow Guardiola’s back-to-back title winners to solely focus on the league, which would spell bad news for a Liverpool side attempting to wrestle their crown away from them.
Let’s see what the fearful Liverpool supporters have been saying on Twitter about the situation…
It’ll make winning the league harder… 9 point deduction domestically for next season, 2-4 transfer window ban should do
— meïr (@meirdotcom) May 13, 2019
Yes give them even more motivation and less distraction for the league why don’t you.
— Sí Señor (@ClutchVanDijk) May 14, 2019
Ban would just hand them the premier league title each year… that’s not fair on the rest of the teams
— sandeep patel (@s_108) May 13, 2019
I’d love that but only if they got a transfer ban and a points deduction in the league. I’d hate the to have no European football so they put 100% into the league
— Michael (@PBear90) May 13, 2019
You don’t want that too happen though Gaz, they will concentrate on just winning the league then, you want pep to have one eye on winning the champions league. Gives Liverpool a better chance on winning the league.
— Dan Clarke (@DanMUFC1988) May 14, 2019
It’s a 20 point deduction from the prem we need not given them midweek off to win every other game there is ?
— Derek deehan (@DerekDeehan) May 13, 2019
It would make the league harder to win because they wouldn’t have to focus on European football. That’s my main concern.
— GazzyT (@GazzyT) May 14, 2019
I don’t care about a CL ban next year. It eases their load and makes PL easier.
I want this income discounted going forward, so they have to stop padding their squad and are required to operate at more realistic expense levels. That’s the question for @MoChatra too.
— Kam (@Kam_LFC) May 13, 2019