Ex-Man United midfielder makes confident claim about Liverpool and Premier League title

Johnny Giles says Liverpool will win the Premier League title this season

Johnny Giles has named Liverpool as his favourites to win the Premier League title this season.

The Reds finished in eighth place in the table last season as Klopp’s side lost cup finals to Manchester City and Sevilla in what was ultimately a disappointing campaign.

Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager in October as the 49-year-old made his return to management following a successful stint in charge of Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea have appointed Antonio Conte this summer and Jose Mourinho has taken over the reins at Manchester United, while Pep Guardiola is in charge of Manchester City.

Former Red Devils and Leeds United midfielder Giles believes Klopp has an advantage over his Premier League rivals after taking charge of the Reds last term.

“I’m tipping Liverpool to win it,” Giles told Newstalk.

“I think Klopp is in the driving seat. He has six months start on the rest of the guys. No matter who you are, even if you’re Guardiola or Mourinho, you need a bit of time to get used to your team. Work out your best XI and who you need. Klopp knows what is his best team.”

Liverpool lost to the Citizens on penalties in the League Cup final at Wembley in February.

The 18-time English champions went on to lose 3-1 to Spanish side Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel.

The Reds haven’t won the English top-flight crown since 1990.

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