Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has revealed his three favourites to win the Premier League title this season. The former Reds boss names Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham as the top contenders for glory in 2018/19.
The premier league table is the most popular way to keep up with the Premier League. Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has named three favourites in his blog post.
Graeme Souness has picked his three Premier League championship favorites (Picture: Sky Sports)
Graeme Souness has praised the Premier League’s strength and identified his three championship favorites.
Manchester City won the Premier League last season, but have already lost five points this season, losing to Tottenham Hotspur on the opening weekend and drawing with Southampton at home on Saturday.
City are now in second place in the standings, three points behind Liverpool, who won 3-0 over Crystal Palace this weekend to continue their undefeated start to the season.
When Manchester United and Chelsea play West Ham and Tottenham respectively on Sunday, they have a chance to leapfrog Manchester City and draw level with Liverpool.
Many experts have predicted a four-way fight for the Premier League title between Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool, but Souness thinks one of the teams still has ‘question marks’ over it.
Despite the fact that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has welcomed Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, and Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford this summer, Souness is hesitant to lump the Red Devils in with their championship rivals due to their recent trophy drought.
Souness told The Times, ‘I agree that this is the best top four we’ve seen in the Premier League in many years.’
Liverpool, the 2020 champions, are presently on top of the standings (Picture: Getty)
‘However, with the proviso that Manchester United still has more questions than any of the other championship challengers – Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City.
‘United haven’t won any big trophies in a long time, despite spending a lot of money. For the last several years, Liverpool and City have been the genuine thing, and Chelsea has won the Champions League.
‘When you put it that way, it makes sense.’ The others have won trophies, and not just any trophies, but the big ones, the significant ones.’
Chelsea has flourished since Thomas Tuchel took over as manager, defeating Manchester City in the Champions League final last season to win the tournament for the second time.
‘If you’re playing against Chelsea, it’s hard to see where you’ll find pleasure,’ Souness said of the European winners. They may take you on in a football match or physically challenge you.
After acquiring Romelu Lukaku, they now have strength in the center and on the wings, as well as a genuine goal threat, something they lacked last season.
‘Chelsea, like all the great teams, has a backup plan. They may alter their approach if circumstances conspire against them.
‘How well did they do it after being down to 10 guys and having to go to Liverpool? Sometimes, for whatever reason, like as a red card, you have to adjust, and plan B emerges, which they executed flawlessly.’
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Meanwhile, Fabinho considers Manchester City and Chelsea to be Liverpool’s two main championship challengers this season.
‘I believe Manchester City are the favorites because they are the reigning champions and continue to improve, like they do every season,’ he said earlier this week on ESPN.
‘Even though they are winners, they constantly strive to strengthen, therefore they are favorites for the season.
Chelsea, the current Winners League champions, continue to invest. These two clubs, I believe, are also quite powerful and are the favorites.’
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Liverpool hero Graeme Souness has named three Premier League title favourites. The former Reds captain believes that Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are the most likely to win the league this season. Reference: liverpool premier league.
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