Manchester City eye four new signings to freshen up Premier League champions

Manchester City Facing a Costly UEFA Champions League Ban

Manchester City Facing a Costly UEFA Champions League Ban

Klopp has given his team a few days off to recover from a gruelling Premier League campaign in which they pushed Manchester City to the final day in the title race, eventually losing out by one point.

Manchester City has released a statement defending its conduct after stories emerged suggesting the club could be hit with a one-season ban from European competitions for misleading regulators over its financial affairs.

For young winger Jadon Sancho, Manchester United might find it hard to lure him away from Borussia Dortmund ahead of other clubs due to the absence of Champions League football at the Theatre of Dreams next season.

The 26-year-old Son is confident that a three-week break will see him return to what he called "fire mode" against the Merseysiders at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium. "I am sure in the back of our minds all of us will have the final, you can't help that, but we'll try and switch off as best we can and then we'll go full steam ahead into the next couple of weeks".

The message is important since Liverpool fans have waited a long time for such an opportunity to come, and it was them who pushed the Jurgen Klopp-managed side to upset Barcelona in the semis.

Whilst of Pochettino he said: "He's won what, which trophy?"

However, City's owners have achieved their domination of the English game by spending their way to the top, and now there are allegations that they have flouted Financial Fair Play rules - a move which may be finally about to bite them.

Speaking in an interview quoted by BBC Sport, Robertson said: "We are a tight-knit group, a young group".

"Watching this team this year it's as good as any other team I've watched including the one I was fortunate enough to play in". It is not a preseason, but it is not going to be a holiday.

Liverpool striker Mo Salah might not have won as many awards and plaudits as he did past year, but he shared the Premier League golden boot with two other African players this season.

A final conclusion over the current investigations is not likely to be reached before the start of next season's Champions League.