With many jealous fans accusing Liverpool of being the darlings of the media and UEFA, the authority maybe came across a bit strong with their Valentine’s Day gift to The Reds when they banned Manchester City from European competition for two seasons. Now a report in the Daily Mail has claimed that Manchester City could be stripped of the 2014 Premier League title they narrowly beat Liverpool to.
This week saw UEFA ban Manchester City from their competitions for the next two seasons.
The club were punished for having breached FFP regulations and having misled investigators over their crimes.
The ban is sure to devastate the club financially as well as threatening their ability to retain their top talents.
According to the Daily Mail the club could be set for another blow.
The paper have claimed that a Premier League commission could strip them of their 2013/14 Premier League title via a retrospective points deduction, this is due to an investigation into their financial irregularities between 2012-16.
The Citizens finished two points above Liverpool in 2013/14, the season of The Gerrard Slip.
What RTK has to say
Whether or not this potential point deduction would lead to Liverpool being given the 2014 Premier League title remains to be seen.
In Serie A the 2005 title that Juventus were stripped off was declared as having no winner.
However, that was a match fixing scandal – not a financial breach, they were stripped of the title – not deducted points.
As this was a financial crime and the punishment would be a point deduction as opposed to a direct stripping of their title then Liverpool should technically be the 2014 Premier League champions.
Personally, we won’t be counting it. We don’t need to. The Reds are about to embark on an era of supremacy – we don’t need to be gifted titles retroactively.