Manchester City under siege

Manchester City Facing a Costly UEFA Champions League Ban

Jurgen Klopp's men missed out on a first league title in 29 years after being edged out by defending champions Manchester City by just one point.

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Since the Abu Dhabi United Investment Group acquired Manchester City in 2008, the club's new leadership under chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has transformed the club from mid-table mediocracy to a global footballing powerhouse, winning four Premier League titles in the past eight years.

And Liverpool FC defender Robertson, 25, feels that Manchester City will be anxious about the Reds' recent improvements.

Liverpool received a pre-final boost when they were allocated the more luxurious home dressing room for the final despite being the designated away team.

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West Brom won 1-0 on the night at the Hawthorns to level the tie at 2-2 on aggregate thanks to Craig Dawson's first half header. Jonathan Kodjia, meanwhile, will presumably be working on his dab in preparation for the final on May 27 at Wembley.

Speaking in an interview quoted by BBC Sport, Robertson said: "We are a tight-knit group, a young group". We know who couldn't hack it.

Liverpool would obviously be tempted by their player getting experience in European football, so Hertha will have fingers crossed that it all goes wrong for Frankfurt at the weekend. "Whether we can put in the performances remains to be seen but we hope we can".

Manchester City has not been cooperating with investigators and is facing a one-season ban from the Champions League for violating financial monitoring rules, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.

Earlier, City's representatives had said that they saw the investigation "as an opportunity to bring to an end the speculation resulting from the illegal hacking and out-of-context publication of City emails".

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korea forward Son Heung-min has said losing their first Champions League final would be painful for a very long time as he prepares to make sure that does not happen when they face Liverpool in Madrid next month.

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