Steven Gerrard says he is ‘really interested’ to see if Man City are punished by the PL and stripped of their 2014 Premier League title.
I’m really, really interested
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is “really, really interested” to see if action will be taken against Manchester City. In the face of reports, the Premier League punishment saw them stripped of their name 2013-14. On Friday, City received a two-season ban on European competition and a fine of € 30 million (£ 25 / $ 33 million). From UEFA for “serious violations” of its Financial Fair Play regulation. The club denies any violations and immediately announced its intention to appeal this decision to the Arbitration Court for Sports. Domestic punishment is one of the possible outcomes. As the Premier League conducts its investigation to find out if its rules were violated for the four years in question, from 2012 to 2016.
Strong punishment from UEFA
In 2013-14, the Citizens won the Premier League, finishing two points ahead of Liverpool FC, that is, any potential retrospective deduction of points can benefit the Reds and their former captain Gerrard. But with a process that should be lengthy, Steven is not ahead of himself.”I read it myself,” the Rangers manager told reporters when they said to him that the City might face internal actions as a result of their supposedly insincere actions. “We will wait and see. From the UEFA point of view, this is obviously a really strong sentence or punishment. I’m sure they will appeal, so we will wait and see what the outcome is.
Man City are champions admits Steven Gerrard
“Then we’ll see if the Premier League acts from there. But if you look at the severity of the punishment from UEFA, something went bad.” Until the potential punishment from the Premier League. I will not comment further. But I’m really interested in it… for obvious reasons.”its all ifs and buts. It is what it is. Champions became Manchester City. While I’m sitting here now, congratulations to them, they are the champions. Until everything develops, if they develop, this is all that needs to be done. All that I say is very interesting to me because of the severity of what was put out by UEFA.”
The City’s financial investigation was triggered by a series of allegations published by a German magazine in November 2018. That relied on documents allegedly received by Football Leaks whistleblowers. As a result of the investigation, the UEFA Club’s financial control body found the Man City guilty of “overstating the sponsorship revenue on its accounts and breaking even the information provided by UEFA from 2012 to 2016,” the club denied the allegations.