“It’s really gone”: Brendan Rodgers does NOT think Liverpool will be awarded the 2014 Premier League title if Manchester City is stripped of it for FFP offenses and says Pep Guardiola will be sunk by allegations
- Brendan Rodgers does not expect his 2014 team to be crowned in Liverpool
- City appeals to COS against a two-year ban on European competition
- They can lose their 2014 national title if another investigation finds them guilty
Brendan Rodgers believes there is little chance that the Liverpool team he managed will be crowned Premier League champion for 2014 when Manchester City is stripped of the title.
City appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a two-year suspension for European competition imposed by UEFA, who found them guilty of violating Financial Fair Play rules.
City could also lose the 2014 national title if a separate Premier League investigation revealed that they had violated financial rules – which City denies – and subtracted points from them afterwards.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers does not think his team from Liverpool 2014 will get the title
Steven Gerrard was the leader of Rodgers’ Liverpool side, which ended two points behind City in 2014
Steven Gerrard, who led Rodgers’ Liverpool side who ended two points behind City that season, has said he is “really interested” to see if action is being taken against City – but Rodgers is more relaxed about the issue.
The Leicester manager said: “It’s really gone. What will be will be. It won’t change anything for me. We were faced with a fantastic Manchester City team and we were just lacking, but that does not alter what we did that year.
“I’m not thinking too much about it. I have many other things to worry about. To be honest, I don’t see that (Liverpool gets the title afterwards). ”
Juventus was stripped of the Series A titles from 2005 and 2006 after the “Calciopoli” scandal, which concerned the selection of referees. The crown of 2005 was not reassigned, but Inter Milan subsequently received the crown of 2006 – something that Juventus appealed.
But City could be robbed of that title if it appears that they have broken the financial rules
Rodgers’ side faces City on Saturday and he expects the UEFA verdict to trigger a response from Pep Guardiola, who has four points and a position above the third-placed Leicester.
He added: “These situations where there are questions about the club, they will sink like a team. The players will be stronger, I’m pretty sure about that.
“They will want to show that they are very talented players, regardless of the problems. They are determined to end the season as strong as possible in every competition they are in.
Rodgers believes that UEFA’s judgment will excite the team of Pep Guardiola for their meeting