Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted that he is “really interested” in the outcome of the Premier League’s investigation into whether Manchester City have breached Financial Fair Play rules – with the Liverpool icon waiting to see if there is any punishment for City.
The Citizens were last week banned from all European football for two years after UEFA deemed they had breached FFP, with City now looking at the prospect of a retrospective points deduction which could see them lose the 2014 title.
Gerrard confessed that something has gone “badly wrong” at City, based on UEFA’s punishment, and he’s now awaiting the Premier League’s verdict.
“We will wait and see. From a UEFA point of view, it is obviously a real strong sentence or punishment. I’m sure they will appeal so we will wait and see what the outcome is on that,” Gerrard said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“Then we will see whether the Premier League act from there. But if you look at the severity of the punishment from UEFA, something has gone badly wrong.
“So I’m really interested to see the outcome of that. Until I get the punishment from the Premier League, I won’t comment further. But I’m really, really interested in it…for obvious reasons.”
If City do get a points deduction, it could see Gerrard win the first league winner’s medal of his career after finishing just two points behind Man City in 2014.
The Rangers boss won cups and Champions Leagues with Liverpool but never managed to end the Anfield side’s long wait for a league title.
It will likely be a while still before there is any decision made but it could have massive repercussions in the English game if City are effectively stripped of the 2014 title six years after the fact.