Investigators Seek Man City's Ban From Champions League

Investigators Seek Man City's Ban From Champions League

"Liverpool was exceptional, I don't mean to rub it in, it is what it is, they didn't deserve to lose", City captain Vincent Kompany said. That's what we are going to try and do.

"Hopefully we will be here for many years and we will be a better team in terms of maturity and experience next year".

This feat has only been achieved by Manchester United who did it twice under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Investigators looking into allegations that Manchester City misled those conducting a financial fair play probe are reportedly seeking a one-year Champions League ban for the reigning Premier League champions, according to the New York Times.

Liverpool's points tally of 97 would have won the title in 117 of the 120 previous seasons - based on points per game and assuming three points for a win in all previous campaigns.

"That made the case a curious fit for the financial control officials, who were assigned the case instead of UEFA's main disciplinary body".

The problem is, Liverpool's incredible season was a one-off; it's hard to see them repeating it, or at the very least they haven't yet had the chance to prove they can, thus leaving no evidence to show they will.

Manchester City retains Premier League title, outlasts Liverpool on season's final day
This season we had an incredible opponent, so congratulations Liverpool as well for this incredible season but we did it.

The quality and intensity of the title race was emphasised by City requiring a 14th successive league victory to finish a point above a Liverpool side chasing a first championship crown in 29 years as the top two finished with a record 195 points combined.

The club have been under investigation by Federation Internationale de Football Association, the Premier League, the FA and UEFA since March, as allegations that the club have breached FFP regulations in their pursuit of dominance reach fever pitch.

"It's a big honour, a huge honour, but I would swap it immediately for the Premier League title", he said.

Manchester City may not be allowed to participate in the Champions League soon.

Those regulations restrict teams from both taking on too much debt and not spending more than they bring in.

Van Dijk's influence on Liverpool's season was huge, helping the side to 21 clean sheets which saw goalkeeper Alisson Becker collect the Golden Glove award.

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