Jurgen Klopp has admitted he is in shock following Manchester City’s two years UEFA financial fair play ban, but he also feels sorry for his rivals too.
Yesterday the football world was shocked by the two years ban placed on Manchester City by UEFA. The punishment was for a serious breach of financial fair play rules. The events have left Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in shock.
The fall out from the announcement has been phenomenal. With talk of manager Pep Guardiola leaving, as well as numerous players jumping ship too.
If the verdict is upheld following City’s appeal, they then face punishment from the Premier League too.
This could be a points deduction or even relegation.
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp was asked for his thoughts on the events that had transpired. True to form he showed it is not in his nature to sling mud.
In an interview reported by Goal, he admitted he is totally shocked, but ever the gentlemen focused instead on City’s football.
“It was a shock. Complete wow.”
“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.”
“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.”
There is definitely a sense of mutual admiration and respect between arguably two of the managerial greats.