Liverpool and Manchester City will fight it out for the Premier League title this season, believes former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp.
Pep Guardiola’s City stormed to the top flight crown last season, winning a massive 19 points clear of second-placed Manchester United.
Liverpool finished 25 points behind the champions in fourth place but, after season which saw their Champions League dreams go up in smoke and their top-four bid almost derailed by defensive and goalkeeping mistakes, Jurgen Klopp has dived into the transfer market to strengthen his squad.
The Reds have spent over £160million this summer, reinforcing the core of his midfield with the arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho, adding to his attacking options with Swiss winger Xherdan
Shaqiri and finally addressing the club’s goalkeeper woes with the arrival of Brazil No.1 Alisson for a world-record fee.
And Redknapp believes the new-look Reds have what it takes to take the battle to the defending champions this season.
“Man City are obviously the favourites again, but I’ve got a strong feeling Liverpool will chase them all the way this year,” the former Spurs boss told Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“Now they’ve made the two or three signings they were maybe short of last season, Klopp is gradually, bit-by-bit, putting the pieces of that team together.
“I think he’s very, very close to it at Liverpool now and I think they are going to be big contenders this year for sure.
“Tottenham are going to be there again, and so are Manchester United. If anyone is going to miss out, unless Arsenal improve drastically and Chelsea, they may end up finishing fifth and sixth again.
“I’d be surprised in Spurs didn’t make the top four again, I think they’re capable, but I think Liverpool and Man City will fight it out for the Premier League title this year.”