Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not expecting a straight fight between the Reds and Manchester City for the Premier League title this season.
While he would much prefer it to be a “two-horse race”, Klopp claims that the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham should not be discounted at this stage:
“I would be happy if it’s a two-horse race and that we just have to be concerned about City but I can’t see that to be honest. Tottenham look really settled with (Antonio) Conte in there and will be really tough to play against. Arsenal look ready too, but the season is so young.”
With City starting like a house on fire, with six goals scored and none conceded in their first two fixtures, rivals may have a job on their hands ensuring that Pep Guardiola’s team don’t run away with it.
Arsenal and Spurs have put in some good performances so far, but they need to demonstrate their consistency over a long period to prove they have what it takes to compete with City and Liverpool.
The Reds got off to a disappointing start against Fulham on the opening day so they need to find their best form too to ensure they are involved in another title battle.