Jamie Carragher is a football fan and a Liverpool fan.
And currently in England, if you are supporting those two facets of life, you have one common enemy – Manchester City. As a Liverpool fan, you cannot watch City pip ahead. And as a football fan, it is heartbreaking to watch City ruin the beautiful game we love.
So when the time is perfect to lay into City with their ban ruling recently dished out, Carragher has lambasted the whole sham at the Etihad.
“What would happen if City win this competition?
“They’re making a mockery of the competition.
“UEFA will be desperate for Real Madrid to beat them, absolutely desperate.
“Can you imagine if UEFA have to give the cup to a Man City player in Istanbul?”
“The first question Pep Guardiola will get asked after the win is ‘is this a fake win’,” he added.
“He’ll be asked about the merit of the club. If they win it, it would almost be tainted.
“It’s the biggest thing you can win but the thins Guardia will be thrown will be about their participation.
“I think, for UEFA, they should have taken them out now or they should have left it until after the tournament.
“Now, it’s ongoing.”
Carragher continued: “None of them should even be thinking about leaving Man City.
“What they’ve been accused of is trying to spend more on transfers without bringing enough revenue in from sponsors.
“But these players at on £300,000 or £350,000 a week.
“They’re getting paid those wages that City aren’t supposed to be paying – that’s why they’ve been banned.
“They’ve been there a few years, been successful and brilliant for City but they haven’t won a European Cup.
“Look at other teams that have been sanctioned such as Juventus – [Gianluigi] Buffon stayed with them when they went down a league.”