Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has said he will be keeping a close eye on whether the English Premier League punishes Manchester City for breaching financial regulations.
Man City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons and fined £25 million by UEFA after an investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play rules.
UEFA said City had committed “serious breaches” of the regulations by overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016.
The Premier League have also opened an investigation into City, who won the 2013-14 league title by finishing two points ahead of Liverpool.
“I’m really, really interested in it — for obvious reasons. From a UEFA point of view, it is obviously a real strong sentence or punishment. I’m sure they will appeal so we will wait and see what the outcome is on that.” The Rangers manager told reporters.
In 2014, Liverpool had been on course to win their first league title since 1990, but suffered a collapse late in the campaign, with a Gerrard slip in a home clash with Chelsea gifting Demba Ba a goal in a 2-0 home loss.