Vertonghen, Winks and Kane expected to be fit for Champions League final

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Manchester City, who were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday, insist they are "fully co-operating in good faith" with UEFA's ongoing investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations.

Juergen Klopp says he will fill the three-week gap before the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur by putting his Liverpool players through a two-week "pre-season".

Spurs' Karen Hills won the Women's Championship award after steering the London club into the top tier, while Arsenal's Joe Montemurro took the Super League prize after winning the title.

They will reconvene next week to prepare for the showpiece meeting at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

"We have to do a couple of things in preparation for the Champions League [final], media stuff".

Real Madrid were the opponents this time previous year, but now it's an all English occasion and Jurgen Klopp will be a lot more confident second time around.

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A New York Times report claimed investigators are seeking a one-year Champions League ban for the Premier League champions. "We will do that, we will play that, (hopefully) win it, come home and then the people get what they deserve".

Speaking in an interview quoted by BBC Sport, Robertson said: "We are a tight-knit group, a young group".

However, the Reds ended up in second place after Manchester City successfully defended their title and ended up a point ahead of Jurgen Klopp's men in the table. It is not a preseason, but it is not going to be a holiday.

Son would not speculate on the outcome of the June 1 match against a side who have already beaten them twice in the Premier League this season, but said Spurs must work hard to overcome a team that just missed out on the domestic league title.

Earlier, City's representatives had said that they saw the investigation "as an opportunity to bring to an end the speculation resulting from the illegal hacking and out-of-context publication of City emails".

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