Manchester City's 2019/20 season is in tatters.
Pep Guardiola's side trail Liverpool by 22 points in the Premier League title race and last night, it was announced the club face a two-year ban from the Champions League.
City will appeal UEFA's verdict on breaching Financial Fair Play rules, but the scrutiny they face from the footballing world will be gargantuan regardless.
Guardiola's time as manager looks close to ending - whether the ban is upheld or not - and the club's litany of superstars will surely be reconsidering their futures as well.
One of the club's star men, Kevin De Bruyne, was trending on Twitter after news of City's ban broke on social media.
- Fan's thread explaining why Van Dijk is 'comfortably better' than Vidic
- Virgil van Dijk once told an opposing striker he was 'too good'
- Sadio Mane's dribbling skills have been compiled into one video
All the Liverpool transfer talk has been about Kylian Mbappe, Timo Werner and Jadon Sancho, but is City's creative extraordinare now a name we need to add to the mix?!
Here's some of the reaction from Liverpool supporters regarding De Bruyne.
If the transfer were ever to materialise, it would perhaps represent the biggest move in the history of the Premier League.
With the financial ramifications set to come City's way, it wouldn't be an impossible one either.
Prior to City's game versus Liverpool back in November, De Bruyne waxed lyrical about the atmosphere at Anfield.
"I like Anfield, I like it a lot," De Bruyne said, per Liverpool Echo. "I love people being on you, being noisy, that is what it's all about. I love the passion of football.
"Lately, a lot of new things have been introduced in football, but I still love things how they were in the old days - people shout and get their team forward. That is something that I learned in Germany, because fans are so behind their team."
Well Kevin, instead of visiting Anfield as an opponent, you could make it your new English home...News Now - Sport News