With many being surprised that Manchester City's UEFA Champions League ban was lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week, Jurgen Klopp has now revealed why he is happy, to a certain degree, with the outcome.
The Liverpool boss, who beat Pep Guardiola's side to the Premier League title this season, has insisted that City being allowed to play in Europe's elite club competition gives the Reds a better chance to rival them in the league.
"I am happy that City can play Champions League next year, if they had 10 or 12 less games to play next season I wouldn't see any chance for anyone else in the league," Klopp said in a pre-match press conference, as quoted by The Athletic journalist James Pearce.
"But I don't think yesterday was a good day for football. FFP (Financial Fair Play) is a good idea. It is there for protecting teams and the competition so nobody overspends.
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"I hope we stick to this FFP system. If the richest clubs and countries can do what they want in football, then that makes it difficult."
Liverpool have three more league games left to play this season, and could still break City's record of 100 points for most points in a single campaign if they win their remaining matches.
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