Manchester City is believed to be surprised that Liverpool are said to be involved in stopping Champions League participation next season.
city are excluded from competition in Europe for two years after UEFA found the club guilty of grave violations of the financial fair play provisions.
The association denied any wrongdoing and appealed the ban to the Sports Arbitration Court (CAS).
But the rest of the top 10 Premier League – with the exception of Sheffield United – reportedly wrote to CAS to express their objections to City’s permission to play in the Champions League while her calling continues.
Liverpool, Manchester United, arsenal et al. fear that City could demand that their punishment be postponed while the appeals process is ongoing – and with delays likely due to the Corona virus A pandemic where Pep Guardiola’s team could compete in the Champions League next season.
City is currently second in the Premier League, and club leaders should understand the position of the clubs they want to replace in Europe.
However, the city leaders were surprised at Liverpool’s participation in the group action express.
The Reds have a whopping 25 points lead at the top of the Premier League and are in no danger of not qualifying for next season’s Champions League – provided the competition is in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The eight clubs running the group campaign wrote to the same law firm that sent an application to CAS on their behalf Daily mail.
The request states that all eight clubs strongly refuse to allow the club to compete in Europe if the city requests that their punishment be “suspended” during the appeal.
However, it is understood that the incumbent Premier League champion has not made such an application.
Assuming City ends the current Premier League campaign in the top four, if they are not allowed to compete in the Champions League next season, their place will go to the team that finished fifth.
City can continue to participate in this season’s Champions League, but it remains to be seen whether the competition in the coronavirus crisis will actually be completed.
Their last game in the competition was a 2-1 win real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the round of 16.