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English financial muscle could wreck European football

Clubs without brilliant minds managing their purchases can afford more mistakes

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
17th April, 2016
Dejan Lovren celebrates with fans and players on Thursday night after scoring a late late winner against Dortmund Pic: Getty

In the end, it only took one goal. English football’s fear of losing its fourth Champions League spot, which was mildly overblown over the course of the season, was dispelled when Dejan Lovren put Liverpool through to the Europa League semi finals on Thursday night. That dramatic winner has ensured the English Premier League of all it needs to use its financial muscle to usher in previously unheard-of levels of dominance.

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