Ahead of the Champions League final on Saturday night, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner arrived in Madrid with main owner John W Henry and FSG president Mike Gordon.
“If I’d said to you at the beginning of the season ‘We’re only going to lose one match this whole year’, you would have thought I was crazy!
“Even though we didn’t win the title, we still had this huge match to look forward to on June 1.
“We could only do what we could do. We were in a very competitive title race. By the way I want to compliment Manchester City because they were just a tick better than we were. They deserved to win.”
Curiously, though, Werner suggested that “One of the reasons why we were pleased to become involved with Liverpool was that we believed in the importance of Financial Fair Play rules.
“I don’t know very much about what’s going on with the investigations but all I can say is that we are strong advocates of the rules.
“We expect all the clubs in the league and all the clubs in Europe to comply. If they don’t comply then there should be punishments.”
The Reds’ 97 points represents the third highest tally ever to have been accrued in a top-flight season in England, but Manchester City took the title with a single point more.
However, Werner seems to be saying he’s unsure it was a totallly fair race, with Pep Guardiola’s men under investigation by the official quartet of UEFA, FIFA, the FA, and the Premier League.
City could still be banned from the Champions League for breaching Financial Fair Play rules, while we contest a successive final in club football most prestigious competition.