Brendan Rodgers is relaxed about UEFA’s investigation into Anfield club’s finances
Brendan Rodgers says he the club is “comfortable” with Liverpool’s situation with regards to Financial Fair Play, adding that the Merseyside club are “great advocates” of the system.
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Rumours began to spread several days ago that Liverpool were to face scrutiny by UEFA’s “Club Financial Control Body”, and UEFA today confirmed the truth of those reports. Liverpool, along with Roma, Monaco, Inter Milan, Besiktas, Krasnodar and Sporting Lisbon, have been asked to submit further information about their finances.
The governing body released a statement explaining that the club’s finances would be looked into, but the Reds reportedly hope to avoid sanction by writing off a large amount of their losses as stadium costs – which are allowed under FFP regulations.
“It’s obviously something that will be dealt with by the directors,” Rodgers is quoted as telling the Guardian.
“It’s something we’re comfortable with because we’re great advocates of financial fair play. It’s ongoing with the club.”
Liverpool spent around £113m this summer and £52m last; receiving £78m and £25m in return.
Last year 72 clubs were found to be in breach of UEFA’s new rules to some extent, although only Manchester City and PSG were punished.