Jurgen Klopp makes feelings on Man City FFP charges clear amid Liverpool and Arsenal wait

Jurgen Klopp talking during his Liverpool farewell event.
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Jurgen Klopp has revealed he will attend a victory parade should Liverpool be retrospectively handed additional Premier League titles amid FFP charges hanging over Manchester City.

The former Reds boss bid an emotional goodbye to the Anfield faithful during a special event at the M&S Bank Arena on Tuesday night. In a candid Q&A session, hosted by comedian John Bishop alongside LFCTV's Peter McDowall, Klopp reminisced over his unforgettable nine-year tenure with the Reds.

During the event the 56-year-old listed five topics he was advised to steer clear of, including TNT Sports, referees, VAR, Manchester City and anything to do with finances. Despite the supposed restrictions, Bishop, unaware of any off-limits topics, probed Klopp about Liverpool's fierce Premier League adversaries from along the M62.

Under Klopp's stewardship, Liverpool clinched the Premier League crown in 2020 and came agonisingly close to topping Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the 2018/19 and 2021/22 title races seasons where the Merseysiders finished just one point adrift with impressive tallies of 97 and 92 points respectively. Man City, however, remain under investigation as the club has been hit with 115 charges for alleged breaches of the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules.

Bishop, delving into the potential ramifications of the ongoing investigation, posed a thought-provoking question to the departing manager: "You leave this club having won the Premier League once. There could be a court decision that means you've won the Premier League three times."

Klopp declared: "If you organise a bus parade, I'm in. However long it takes, I don't care."

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Klopp went on to clarify he is content with what the Reds achieved during his spell in charge as he said: "I'm still a happy man. I came in here tonight and would obviously change a few things, but not for me personally. I come here tonight and say goodbye, would you be in a different mood if we had won the league three times instead of one time?

"I know it's all about success but the relationship we created is independent of trophies. It's based on trust, togetherness and the experiences we made together.

"The trophies are important. If we didn't win anything, we would have had the farewell party after one and half years and that's not the same obviously. I learned it so early in my life as a manager. Not getting promoted by a point and then later not getting promoted [at Mainz] by a goal teaches you sometimes.

"You can try absolutely everything and still get nothing for it. But if you don't try then you definitely get nothing. So we kept trying and, from time to time, things came together and clicked and we won."