Ian Wright explains why Liverpool FC can challenge for title

The Arsenal legend believes Liverpool have strengthened in the right areas and this will be essential if they are to close the gap on Manchester City

Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright believes that Liverpool FC’s summer signings are a sign of good things to come as Jürgen Klopp’s side attempt to win a first league title in 30 years.

Liverpool finished 25 points behind Manchester City last season but have spent over £160m this summer in their bid to turn their breath-taking football into a title challenge.

Their transfer activity is a statement of intent ahead of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign following a fourth-placed finish last term.

And Arsenal legend Wright believes Liverpool FC could provide Man City with genuine opposition.

Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live: “It is a massive amount of points to make up.

“The goalkeeper will make a difference. They will get more goals from midfield.

“They have strengthened in areas that are beneficial and might be able to nick some points back.”

Liverpool FC brought in Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker for £56.25m from Roma who not only has a superb record as a shot-stopper but also provides an Ederson-esque playmaking ability and started ahead of his compatriot at this summer’s World Cup.

They also added Guinean midfielder Naby Keita in a £54m deal from RB Leipzig, as well as £40m Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco, and £13.2m Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City.

Liverpool will be heartened by the fact that Man City’s player of the season of last season, Kevin De Bruyne, will miss the next three months, including a trip to Anfield, with knee ligament damage.

This comes as good news to Liverpool, but as Wright alludes to, they will need everything to go their way if they are to catch their title-rivals.

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