Ian Wright: Why Liverpool FC can beat Man City to title

The Arsenal legend is backing Liverpool FC to win the Premier League title this season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Ian Wright believes Liverpool FC can beat Manchester City to their first Premier League title this season.

The Reds have improved Jurgen Klopp’s squad in the summer transfer window ahead of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign.

The Merseyside outfit bolstered their midfield options with the addition of Brazil international Fabinho in a £39m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco back in June.

RB Leipzig star Naby Keita has finally completed a £48m switch to Liverpool FC to add another dimension to Klopp’s midfield ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

The Reds won the race to sign Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri in a cut price £13.5m deal from relegated Stoke City to add more flair to the Liverpool FC squad.a

The 18-time English champions spent a world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper last month after Alisson Becker swapped AS Roma for Liverpool FC in a £67m deal.

Liverpool FC have won their last three games against Manchester City following a 5-0 loss to the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium at the start of September.

The Reds beat Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate in the Champions League quarter-finals thanks to a 3-0 first-leg triumph at Anfield.

Former Arsenal striker Wright is tipping Liverpool FC to beat Manchester City to the title.

“I want this season’s title race to be more spicy and I think it will be,” Wright told BBC Sport.

“If Liverpool can get some impetus, then we don’t know how Manchester City will react under pressure if a team can stay close to them at the end of the season.

“You also have to consider that Liverpool are City’s Kryptonite. That’s why I am backing Jurgen Klopp’s side to pip them to the title.

“When Liverpool are doing well in the league, the league seems better. And, when they have got a good team, with the crowd at Anfield they are literally unstoppable – as we saw against City in the Champions League last season.”

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