Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have both predicted that this season Liverpool will retain their Premier League title. After 14 games, the Reds lead the Premier League table, and both Sky Sports pundits believe that Jurgen Klopp’s side will once again run away with the trophy. This season, however, the race for the top four is highly competitive, with at least eight teams battling to force their way. Fine point margins distinguish the likes of Leicester, Everton, Southampton, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and Aston Villa.
Carragher and Neville predicted that the Manchester City and Manchester United clubs will probably end up in the top three.
Neville claims that fourth place is up for grabs, and to win the final Champions League spot, there may be a close rivalry between Chelsea and Spurs.
“I assume City and United are certainly going to finish in the top 3. The last one… I think it’s Chelsea or Tottenham, it’s a coin flip, to be honest with you,’ Neville said to Sky Sports.
Carragher also claims that there are enough depth and consistency for Manchester United, and the Red Devils should finish in the top three. For the fourth place, he thinks Chelsea would edge the Spurs out.
The former defender from Liverpool said, “Yeah, I think United will. I think they have a lot of strength to attack, and I think it’s awesome. I looked at the bench against Leeds at the weekend… they have a very good team. Manchester United, you want them to score goals in games, so I suppose they’re going to be there.”
After a stuttering start to the season, Manchester United have bounced back strongly in the league. The Red Devils have done very well in recent games, even though they often offer the impression of a side that is desperately in need of surgery.
They have won six of their last seven Premier League games, and if they win their match in hand, they will find themselves just two points behind Liverpool.
Also, United, having been knocked out of the Champions League group stages, should plan well for a real Premier League title challenge. That being said, it’s a bold forecast from both pundits.
Meanwhile, City is eight points behind the Reds, having played less than a game. The side of Pep Guardiola has struggled for consistency, but they are also likely to be in the top four considering the abundance of quality they possess.