Punish Clubs In Breach Of Financial Fair Play – Klopp urges UEFA
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged UEFA to take action against any clubs found to be in breach of financial fair play (FFP).
Manchester City have come under scrutiny in recent weeks after allegations were published in Der Spiegel claiming they had struck a secret deal with UEFA in 2014 to avoid a potential Champions League ban for breaching FFP regulations.
Der Spiegel also claimed City owner Sheikh Mansour “supplemented” the club’s sponsorship deals in order to comply with UEFA’s FFP regulations.
City labelled the allegations as an “organised and clear” attempt to damage their reputation.
Paris Saint-Germain, who are in Liverpool’s group in the Champions League, were also accused by Der Spiegel of artificially inflating sponsorship revenues to comply with FFP.
Klopp has yet to read Der Spiegel’s allegations but believes any club breaking the rules should be punished accordingly.
“It is really difficult to comment but what I can say in general is that FFP is a really good thing,” Klopp said.
“But we always thought that, if it is in place, they have to do something with it. I have no clue what happens. I know it is about Paris and Man City. I’m not sure if other clubs are being talked about.
“I think FFP is a really good thing because it sets the rules. If everything is fine, then everything is fine.
“If not, then somebody should do something. That’s all I can say but I have no clue about the real story.”