John Arne Riise comments on Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes

John Arne Riise discusses Liverpool's hopes of winning the Premier League title this season

John Arne Riise is backing Liverpool to be serious contenders for the Premier League title this season – but is expecting Manchester City to lift the trophy in May.

The Reds have made a strong start to the new Premier League season and currently sit in fourth place in the top flight table and just two points behind the leaders City after seven games.

New manager Jurgen Klopp has just begun his first full season in charge at Anfield after being appointed as Brendan Rodgers’ successor back in October of last year.

Liverpool have already recorded impressive victories against the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City so far this season.

And although former Liverpool star Riise is expecting the Reds to be one of the main contenders for the title, he feels that Pep Guardiola’s men will have the edge this season.

Speaking in an interview with Goal, Riise said: “I think Liverpool will be there to challenge but I think City are too strong.

“[The] good thing about this season is that Liverpool don’t have many games. They only have the Premier League and the domestic cups. It’s going to be a big advantage for them.”

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Liverpool’s next game is a crunch clash against bitter rivals Manchester United at Anfield after the international break.

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