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“Im in”- Jurgen Klopp ready to step up should Liverpool benefit from Manchester City charges

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By Siddharth Juyal

Jurgen Klopp wants a bus parade to celebrate the Premier League titles Manchester City would lose if authorities strip them.

Former Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp declared that he would celebrate the two Premier League titles if authorities stripped Manchester City of them. The two Premier League titles in question are the close-fought title races that the Reds lost by only one point.

The Citizens are currently facing 115 different breaches of the financial rules with the hearing taking place later this year. If found guilty, Man City faces severe and multiple punishments reportedly delivered by the summer of 2025.

The potential punishment includes relegation from the Premier League and stripping of multiple domestic titles they won. Pep Guardiola’s guidance consistently led the Manchester giant to dominate, but controversies have sullied the integrity of their achievements.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp at his farewell evening.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp at his farewell evening.

In 2008, Sheikh Mansour acquired full ownership of the Citizens and aggressively changed things despite the financial rules. Man City showed a steep rise in their financial structure and enjoyed a heavy influx of cash in their transfer activities.

Guardiola inherited a formidable squad and spent more than a billion pounds on that squad to reshape it even further. Meanwhile, Liverpool appointed Klopp, who inherited a mediocre squad from Brendan Rodgers and gradually reshaped it under a restricted budget.

Klopp participated in the Q&A session hosted by the comedian John Bishop and LFC TV presenter Peter McDowal (h/t Guardian). Bishop raised the subject related to the charges that Man City are facing at the court and their potential consequences. He asked:

“You leave this club having won the Premier League once. There could be a court decision that means you’ve won the Premier League three times…”

Before finishing the question, Klopp interrupted Bishop with a simple answer to the potential of City losing the court case. He said:

“If you organise a bus parade, I’m in! How long it takes I don’t care.”

Liverpool lost the 2018-19 season by one point after finishing with 97 points as Man City won with 98 points. The financial discrepancies and the vast difference in resources between the two clubs played a big part.

However, the Reds’ near-perfect season also involved poor official decisions like the offside rule of Sadio Mane’s goal against Arsenal. Football fans argue that every club get favourable and unfavourable decisions over the full campaign but that is false.

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Liverpool also finished second in the 2021-22 season with a one-point gap with Man City on 93 points. Yet another season that involved controversial decisions, the infamous Man City’s Rodri’s handball against Everton that the referees shrugged off.

Liverpool won the Premier League in 2019-20 when they destroyed every competitive team to leave no room for extraneous factors. The emphatic win ended the 30-year title wait and established Klopp as a legendary manager at Anfield, resurrecting the Reds.