Pep Guardiola’s men hope to close the gap on league leaders Arsenal as they host Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
The investigation centres on Barcelona's alleged relationship with former vice-president of the referee's committee in Spain, Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira. Despite the many alleged details that have been leaked about the case, Barcelona could avoid punishment, as reports suggest there is no evidence that the club bought referees during Caso Negreira. Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has been defending the club ever since news first broke in February, and in an impassioned speech at the XIV Congress of Penas Barcelonistas of Andalusia, Ceuta and Melilla, he reiterated that the club had always upheld its values.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Prolific striker Erling Haaland was not part of Manchester City's squad to play Liverpool on Saturday following a groin injury. The Norway international, who has scored 42 goals in all competitions this season, had to withdraw from his country's European Championship qualifiers against Spain and Georgia last week because of the problem. Haaland leads the Premier League with 28 goals and has scored nine in his last three games in all competitions. The game was important