BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand believes that Liverpool do have “a chance” to win the Premier League this season but he is backing Manchester City to retain the title.
The ex-Manchester United defender can’t see any of the chasing pack catching last campaign’s top two, even though he does rate Antonio Conte’s Tottenham:
“Liverpool have got a chance. It’s them two (Liverpool and City). No one else gets close to them two again I don’t think. I still think there are six, eight points between second and third. If someone like Spurs make that gap up – it’s a huge, huge, huge gap to make up – they’ll be doing something to make that. Liverpool and City, I think will be a two-horse race. I think City win it.”
Ferdinand doesn’t even mention his former club, Chelsea or Arsenal in making his title verdict, which isn’t surprising considering how the 2021/22 season played out.
It should be noted that both Jurgen Klopp’s side and City have made changes to their squad over the summer so things may not go exactly as Ferdinand and others expect over the course of the campaign.
The two teams have signed new strikers in the form of Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland and their success may depend on how quickly the two players adapt.
Ferdinand is, however, right to say that Liverpool and City will be there or thereabouts come May. Reds fans will be hoping for a different outcome this time around, though.