It’s a terrible time for being a Blue, when Liverpool win and Man City lose…their spot in the Champions League for the next two seasons. We believe that Manchester City being banned from the Champions League for two seasons could hand Liverpool consecutive Premier League titles.
This week it was announced that City would be banned from UEFA competitions for two seasons.
The club were punished for breaching FFP regulations and misleading the governing body over their compliance.
The ban is a massive statement of intent from UEFA with many fans of rival clubs feeling that FFP had become a joke due to the authority’s unwillingness to punish those that have breached the regulations.
With Manchester City banned from the Champions League, they will struggle to attract the players they need in order to bridge the gap to Liverpool.
At the minute there are 25 points between the two clubs. With no European football, how can The Citizens expect to bring in the talents they need to in order to make up that amount of ground?
Furthermore, there is the very real prospect of an exodus from The Etihad.
Players that joined Man City in the hope of achieving European glory given the talent in the squad may feel they need to leave the club in order to compete for the club game’s top prize.
With top players potentially leaving and fewer top players wanting to join, Manchester City could find themselves even further adrift of Liverpool in the coming seasons.
This is before we even consider that Pep Guardiola may want out of the club, he admitted himself recently that he only wins because he has top tier footballers at his disposal; he may bottle it and leave when he realises he cannot bring in or keep these top players.
The Reds could be set for consecutive Premier League titles.