Tom Werner told the Liverpool Echo that the Reds was an attractive prospect to buy for FSG due to their FFP compliance, alluding to the ongoing investigations into Manchester City.

He said: “One of the reasons why we were pleased to become involved with Liverpool was that we believed in the importance of Financial Fair Play rules.

“I don’t know very much about what’s going on with the investigations but all I can say is that we are strong advocates of the rules. We expect all the clubs in the league and all the clubs in Europe to comply. If they don’t comply then there should be punishments.”

UEFA.

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Manchester City are being investigated over alleged FFP violations and could be banned from the Champions League for a season as a result, according to the BBC.

Liverpool, on the other hand, are not just FFP compliant but even managed to turn over a record £106m net profit while recruiting the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita for circa £175m.

 

The Reds only narrowly missed out on the Premier League title, with City beating them by a solitary point which is hugely impressive considering their comparative business models.

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

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The Mancunians might have won a domestic treble but while that is viewed as being quite empty and meaningless given that they essentially bought it, Liverpool are being applauded across Europe for their performances this season.

The Reds can win the Champions League tomorrow night for the sixth time which will surely be annoying over at the Etihad given that they have spent hundreds of millions of pounds and are yet to win it once.

The most pleasing thing for Liverpool is that their business model is far more sustainable and is currently guaranteeing continued excellence.

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