The former Liverpool and Aston Villa manager believes the division’s top two were involved in a conspiracy against his current club

Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has caused a stir in France, claiming Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille united to influence the French government into having the Ligue 1 season stopped.

Lyon were among the biggest losers from the decision to stop the French season, missing out on European qualification for the first time since 1997 after finishing in seventh.

Now, Houllier has claimed he believes PSG and Marseille – who finished first and second respectively – worked together to make sure the season wouldn’t be finished.

“There is an axis between OM and PSG and it hit hard,” Houllier, who is now an advisor to Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas, told OLTV.

“There was an alliance made with arrangements between friends and I think above all it was a plot, a plan to eliminate Lyon. Continue reading…

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