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Former Liverpool stars ask if they're Premier League winners after Manchester City charges

Former Liverpool stars ask if they're Premier League winners after Manchester City charges

If City are found guilty then it could be Liverpool and Manchester United players who benefit the most, both former and current.

Former Liverpool players are asking if they could be Premier League title winners, after Manchester City were charged with breaches of financial rules.

The huge news hit on Monday that City were being charged over 'numerous breaches' and will now be subject to an investigation, led by an independent panel.

Should they be found to be guilty then there's a number of punishments that could befall Pep Guardiola's team, including points deductions and relegation.

Stan Collymore certainly believes that the current Premier League champions should be stripped of their titles, which could be six in all.

If that were to happen, then it's most likely that City's fiercest rivals Liverpool and Manchester United would be the chief benefactors of the decision.

Each team has finished runners up on three occasions during City's decade of dominance, which saw all their Premier League titles be won.

That might even mean that Steven Gerrard becomes a title winner, seven years after retiring and nine years after his infamous slip cost his side the title.

And some of the Reds' legend's former teammates are already wondering if they should be considered champions, with Lucas Leiva taking to social media to ask, "Am I a Premier League champion?"

Lucas was a member of the 2013/14 side who missed out on the title by two points to City, following the infamous slip moment and 'Crystanbul.'

The Brazilian left three years later, to move to Lazio, in which the team fell away from the title race, before Jurgen Klopp provided their resurgence.

And he wasn't the only one who was wondering if he could add 'Premier League winner' to his CV, with Jon Flanagan also taking to social media.

The former Liverpool and Rangers full back posted the message, "When is our open top bus parade? 13/14," alongside a medal emoji.

Klopp's side certainly don't need to concern themselves with any punishment that relates to this season when it comes to the title race.

Their loss against Wolves on the weekend, which the manager was mocked for, following his comments about the third goal, left them 21 points behind table toppers Arsenal.

Even finishing in the top four, and qualifying for next season's Champions League, could be a struggle as they now sit 10 points behind Newcastle, who currently occupy that position.

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Topics: Football, Liverpool, Premier League, Manchester City