John Barnes makes Man United and Liverpool FC title claim ahead of next season
John Barnes discusses Liverpool FC's hopes of winning the Premier League title next season
John Barnes has claimed that he would be happy to see Liverpool FC lose twice to Manchester United next season if it means that the Reds win the Premier League title.
Liverpool FC will be looking to mount a serious Premier League title challenge next season after they ended up in fourth place in the table under Jurgen Klopp last term.
The Reds managed to beat Manchester City both home and away last season but still ended up a considerable distance away from Pep Guardiola’s champions in the Premier League table.
Liverpool FC will be aiming to mount a serious title challenge next term as they look to try and win their first trophy under Klopp since his appointment back in the autumn of 2015.
And former Reds star Barnes has talked up the importance of Liverpool FC managing to stay consistent throughout the campaign, insisting that he would not be bothered if they lost twice to Manchester United if it meant them winning the title.
Barnes told the Daily Star: “It’s all well and good beating Manchester City last season but you still need to beat everybody else.
“Liverpool need to be more consistent over the course of the season if they want to get anywhere near the Premier League title.
“Yes, they beat Manchester City but they still finished 25 points behind them.
“They weren’t consistent enough and threw too many points away in crucial games.
“I would rather lose to Manchester City twice and Manchester United twice if it meant beating everybody else and winning the league.”
Liverpool FC reached the Champions League final last season but ended up being beaten by Real Madrid in Kiev.
The Reds have so far signed Fabinho from Monaco as Klopp looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next term.