Manchester City's success came at a high price

Manchester City Facing a Costly UEFA Champions League Ban

The Premier League champions have, however, expressed concern about reports investigators will push for a Champions League ban before any official statement has been made by the European governing body.

Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola edged out Klopp to a trophy for the second time in three days as the Catalan claimed the League Managers' Association manager of the year on Tuesday.

Allegations were made in German publication Der Spiegel, purportedly obtained by whistleblowers Football Leaks, that City circumvented FFP rules by inflating sponsorship deals. "Whether we can put in the performances remains to be seen but we hope we can".

However, Liverpool can console themselves by winning the Champions League on June 1 in Madrid after reaching successive finals.

Liverpool finished as runners-up to champions Manchester City by just a single point, despite losing just one game all season and earning a record haul of 97 points.

News of the verdict, via the Mirror, will be reassuring to the club after public condemnation to the video spread across social media, with fans stating the lyrics had connections to Sean Cox or the Hillsborough disaster - Cox being a Liverpool fan who was viciously attacked by Roma supporters prior to last season's Champions League semi final clash at Anfield.

Guardiola has had the luxury of making a few disastrous signings and blowing £100m and brushing it off as if he had dropped a penny, but no other club in the Premier League can just spend and spend again if they make transfer mistakes on that scale.

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And, in a further case of unwanted publicity for City, footage emerged of some players apparently singing a derogatory song about title rivals Liverpool as they celebrated on Sunday.

"Man City know, hopefully, we are here to stay".

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has said key to beating Tottenham will be gaining sufficient rest after an intense and gruelling season. Will anyone still be interested in watching the Premier League aside from their relatively modest fanbase?

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