Jurgen Klopp Welcomes Idea of Liverpool Receiving 2 More Titles Amid Man City’s FFP Charges

Jurgen Klopp Welcomes Idea of Liverpool Receiving 2 More Titles Amid Man City’s FFP Charges

Rene Otinga
updated at May 29, 2024 at 12:24 PM
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  • Jurgen Klopp bid a tearful farewell to fans at a “Danke Jürgen” tribute night on Tuesday
  • The outgoing Reds boss made a hilarious claim about returning to the club for celebrations
  • Klopp said he would celebrate more titles if Man City are found guilty of breaching FFP rules

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Jurgen Klopp has hilariously given one condition that could make him return to Liverpool in the near future.

After nearly a decade with the Reds, Klopp’s time at Anfield came to an end as he cemented his place as one of the most influential, figures in the Merseyside club’s history.

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Jurgen Klopp was reduced to tears during the event at M&S Bank Arena on May 28, 2024 in Liverpool, England. Photo by John Powell.
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Klopp won it all at Liverpool, including a Premier League title, the Champions League, the Club World Cup, two EFL Cups, an FA Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup.

He could have won more Premier League titles had Manchester City not gotten in his way on two occasions.

Klopp’s close call with Premier League success

As cited on Transfermarkt, Klopp was narrowly edged to the Premier League title by Manchester City on two occasions - in 2019 and 2022.

On both occasions, the Reds ended the season just one point behind Pep Guardiola’s side.

Despite winning six of the last seven Premier League titles, City are under intense scrutiny and could face punishment for an apparent breach of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

City’s hearing is due to start in the autumn of 2024, and there have been claims that the club could be fined heavily if found guilty.

One interesting speculation has been that the Citizens, who continue to deny the 115 charges, could be stripped of their titles.

Klopp addresses Man City’s potential punishment

Klopp recently returned to Liverpool and was asked about Manchester City’s predicament at a “Danke Jürgen” tribute night at the M&S Bank Arena.

Comedian John Bishop, who hosted the event, teased Klopp with an unlikely scenario.

“You leave this club having won the Premier League once,” Bishop said.
“There could be a court decision that means you’ve won the Premier League three times…”
Before the comedian could end his statement, Klopp interrupted him, saying, “If you organise a bus parade, I’m in! How long it takes I don’t care.”

Klopp’s dig at Chelsea

The German tactician also poked fun at Chelsea when asked whether he received sufficient financial backing from Liverpool during his time with the club.

“We won what we won and we did it the Liverpool way. We had hard conversations and other clubs didn’t do that in the same time,” he added, per The Guardian.

Is Klopp better than Arsene Wenger?

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on an interesting take - that Jurgen Klopp was a better manager than Arsene Wenger.

Wenger is undeniably one of the Premier League's greatest managers, alongside the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, and Klopp himself.

However, according to former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher, Klopp's three finals, compared to Wenger’s one, make the German the superior tactician.

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