The Merseysiders face a cash crisis should they miss out on Champions League football next season, says The Sun.
And Manchester City chief Mancini has the mega-money to bag the Kop's crown jewels.
"We at City will do everything possible to prevent Liverpool from finishing fourth."
City would have to shell out more than £100million for Liverpool's biggest names.
But that would not be a problem for the club's billionaire Arab owners.