Liverpool back Uefa investigation into Man City’s alleged flaunting of FFP

Liverpool back Uefa investigation into Man City’s alleged flaunting of FFP

Liverpool have welcomed the Uefa investigation into Manchester City’s alleged Financial Fair Play breach, although manager Jürgen Klopp says he will reserve judgment pending the outcome.

Uefa announced it would formally examine the accusations made against City, which followed the leaks provided to German newspaper Der Spiegel.

The seriousness of those allegations were noted by City’s competitors at the time, the expectation being that Uefa, and the Premier League, would seek to establish the veracity of the claims. At least 12 top-flight clubs have written to the Premier League seeking clarification regarding its stance on the allegations. Telegraph Sport understands Liverpool are among the clubs welcoming a thorough investigation given the seriousness of the allegations.

Klopp was asked at his weekly press briefing on Friday if – in the light of Uefa’s investigation – he was sure Liverpool were in a fair fight for the title?

“I have nothing to say about that,” he said. “How I understand it, investigations are there to figure something out. If there is a result then I could talk about it. If there is not a result then it’s just an investigation. That’s how it is.

“I believe in the rules, actually. It should be a fair competition. I have no clue if or if not something is right or wrong at City and that’s all I can say about that.”

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