Liverpool to escape FFP punishment - Hull City no so lucky

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Liverpool are expected to escape any punishment from UEFA on Friday when they are likely to be cleared of any breaches of financial fair play regulations, but Hull City are facing a fine.

The Reds are one of several clubs that have been under investigation by the Club Financial Control Body as they didn’t take part in any European football last season.

It is expected that the CFCB will announce on Friday that there will be no sanctions brought against Liverpool after investigations have found no breaches of FFP regulations.

However, the Guardian are reporting that Hull, who featured in the in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League last season are not getting off as lightly.

It is understood that they are agreeing to pay a small fine that will be in the similar region to that which Levski Sofia and three Turkish clubs paid last year, around €200,000.

The CFCB is also expected to announce that they are going to continue their investigations into Monaco, Roma, Inter Milan and Sporting Lisbon.

UEFA still monitoring Liverpool

Liverpool’s accounts for the last three seasons reported that they made a loss of £49.8 million in the 2012-13 season with another £40.5 million coming from the 10 months before that but they have been able to write off a huge amount of those losses as allowable stadium expenditure.

Their 2011-12 accounts showed that £49.6 million was due to stadium costs with £35 million of that coming from the club’s former co-owner Tom Hick’s aborted plan to build Liverpool a new stadium on Stanley Park which their new owners decided to scrap.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are two clubs that have received the heaviest punishment for breaching FFP rules when they were each fined £49 million as well having their transfer market activities restricted along with having their Champions League squad size reduced.

Both clubs are still being monitored by UEFA with auditors planning to visit City next week.

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