Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he was shocked after he heard about Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competitions.
Manchester City were banned and fined 25 million euros for breaching Financial Fair Play rules. However, the club said that they’ll appeal against UEFA‘s decision.
“It was a shock. Complete wow,” Klopp said when asked for his reaction. The only thing I can say is about football. What they have done on the football pitch is exceptional. The rest, I don’t know. You believe the people you work with, that’s how it is,” LFC TV quoted Jurgen Klopp as saying.
“I really feel for them, Pep and the players, but that is how it is. They can appeal so we will see what happens then. It is obviously serious. But the football they played was exceptional and will always be exceptional,” he added.
On Saturday, Liverpool edged Norwich City 1-0 to open up a 25 point gap on Manchester City in the Premier League.
Sadio Mane came off the bench to mark his return from injury with a valuable 78th-minute winner. Liverpool are just 5 wins away from clinching the league title for the first time in 30 years.
Also, the Reds have already qualified for next seasons Champions League group stage.
Liverpool will now take on Atletico Madrid in the first-leg round-of-32 tie in the Champions League on Tuesday, at the Wanda Metropolitano.