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Manchester City: Fans react to report about Liverpool potentially fielding youth teams if they win Premier League

Manchester City: Fans react to report about Liverpool potentially fielding youth teams if they win Premier League - Manchester City

Plenty of Manchester City fans have been reacting to a report which claimed that there are concerns from some quarters about the integrity of the Premier League potentially being compromised.

As reported by The Sun and shared on Twitter via @City_Chief, some top-flight clubs fear that the integrity of the competition will be put at risk if Liverpool win the title with matches to spare and subsequently field youth teams for their remaining fixtures.

The Reds are due to face Manchester City in one of their remaining nine games and, should the season restart, they could potentially clinch the title against Pep Guardiola’s side. They would still have six games to play after that, some of which are against teams battling relegation, and numerous clubs at the wrong end of the table are reportedly fearful of the prospect of Jurgen Klopp electing to give youngsters a chance.

Liverpool twice fielded under-23 teams for first team fixtures this season in domestic cup games against Aston Villa and Shrewsbury, although Premier League rules state that clubs must use players in their 25-man squads or under-21 players who are on their registered A list for top-flight matches.

Should Liverpool be allowed to field a team of youngsters if they have won the Premier League title?

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These Manchester City fans on Twitter have been reacting to the story – some were unsurprisingly critical of the Anfield club while others felt that it would be Klopp’s prerogative to put out whatever team he wants if the title has already been sewn up:

Man City fans, would you be angry if Liverpool went on to win the title and then put out second-string teams for the rest of the season? Join in the discussion by commenting below!


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