WITH GERRARD AND COUTINHO
Manchester City's sanction could give Luis Suárez's Liverpool a Premier League
Published:16/02/2020 - 21:26h
Updated:16/02/2020 - 21:27h
UEFA's sanction against Manchester City is still under analysis, but it could also have consequences in domestic competitions. If the Premier League punishes the 'sky blues', Liverpool of Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho could win a title
The rumours had rondado the Etihad Stadium in the last months, but this Friday burst the bomb when knowing the hard sanction of the UEFA to the Manchester City. The English group was penalised with two years of exclusion in European competitions and a fine of 30 million euros by infringir the rule of the 'Fair Play Financial', although the case still is slope of his appeal to the Court of Sportive Arbitration (TAS).
While it resolves of definite form if there is possibility of reply for the club, in England follow arising news, that speak of more punishments to national level. In case that it confirm the version of the organism rector, the Premier League also could take measures, and although in a principle especuló with a discount of points in the current season, this alternative would affect to the courses in which they produced the irregularities -whenever they consider punishable also in the frame of the domestic rule-, that is to say, between 2012 and 2016.
As they affirm half as 'The Guardian' and 'Daily Mail', the league has recognised that is analysing the situation, and one of the titles in the sight is the one who the 'citizen' conquered in the campaign 2013-14. In full stage of consolidation in the world-wide elite, the team that directed Manuel Pellegrini proclaimed victorious in the championship of the regularity, although his scarce income, of two points, could disappear if there is an intervention of retroactive character, that would undress them of this advantage and could award the leadership to his main competitor.
This possibility, still without confirming, would give the trophy to the Liverpool of Brendan Rodgers, leading by an exceptional performance that did not allow him touch the glory by very little. Especially remembered is the failure of the historical captain of the 'reds', a fateful slip of Steven Gerrard that approached a defeat against Chelsea and left them touched and sunk. The londinenses put in the fight, but the 'sky blues' did not yield.
In that changing room also was key piece Luis Suárez, that contributed 31 goals and 17 assistances in 33 parties. Kolo Touré, Daniel Agger or Martin Skrtel led the defence, Lucas Leiva or Joe Allen accompanied to the today bearer of the bracelet Jordan Henderson in the medullary, and between the perlas of the ones of Merseyside stood out today big known, as Luis Alberto, Raheem Sterling, Suso, Iago Sails or Philippe Coutinho.
Klopp Devotes a message of support to Guardiola and his players
Although it has showed careful and prefers to expect novelties, Jürgen Klopp has launched a message of support to Pep Guardiola and the players of the City, to which considers victims of an unlucky situation. The German has explained that it does not understand of where has arisen the conflict with the UEFA, and has remembered that the rules affect to all before demanding more time so that it clear the case.