For leaders Manchester city came as a surprise that the leading in the standings of the English Premier League “Liverpool”, expressed support for the clubs that oppose the possible participation of the citizens in the next draw of the Champions League, reports the Daily Express.
Manchester city denies any wrongdoing with the financial component of the club and appealed to the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS). But some Premier League clubs occupying places in the top half of the standings, with the exception of “Sheffield United”, wrote a letter to the CAS against that city were allowed to play in the Champions League until their appeal is heard.
“Liverpool”, “Manchester UTD”, “Arsenal” and others fear that the city may ask to postpone the punishment until there is an appeal process, and probably due to pandemic coronavirus proceedings will drag on for a long time, which can lead to the fact that Josep Guardiola’s team will play in Champions League next season.
Recall that the “city” it is forbidden to participate in competitions in Europe for two years starting from the next season, after UEFA admitted the club is guilty of serious violations of the rules of financial fair play.
On March 13 of the English Premier League on the official website announced the suspension of the competition until April 4 in connection with the epidemic of the coronavirus. Manchester city, scoring 57 points in 28 games, took 2nd place in the standings, behind Liverpool (82) on 25 points.