PES project lead Jon Murphy has confirmed to VideoGamer.com that Tottenham and Manchester United will be the two officially licensed teams from the Premier League in PES 2011.
Speaking to VideoGamer.com at gamescom yesterday, Murphy explained that "The English league will only ever allow us to have two teams" and that this year "it's Spurs and Man U".
So why aren't Liverpool in this year's game? It's quite simple, really: Spurs did better last season.
"They [Liverpool] had a bad season," said Murphy. "What we have to try and do is to pick the teams that will fit into the top flight competition - the Champions League. It's not a reflection on Liverpool's fan base at all. It's just that we have to try, because we are so limited in the number of UK clubs, we have to make the other areas as authentic as possible."
Konami will no doubt be hoping Spurs can overcome a terrible 3-2 defeat to Young Boys and progress into the Champions League. Fingers crossed.
For more from Jon on all things PES, including his thoughts on the legendary series reclaiming its crown, head over to our massive gamescom interview.