Gary Neville predicts where Liverpool FC, Man City will finish

The Man United legend is backing Liverpool FC to push Manchester City in the Premier League title race

Man United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville has tipped Liverpool FC to push Manchester City in the Premier League title race this season.

The Reds laid down a marker in their opening Premier League fixture of the new campaign following a 4-0 win over West Ham United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Reigning PFA player of the year Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock in the first half before goals from Sadio Mane and Daniel Sturridge sealed three points for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool FC side are sitting at the top of the Premier League table after the opening round of fixtures thanks to their superior goal difference.

Manchester City got the defence of their Premier League crown off to a positive start with a 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.

Former Manchester United defender Neville is tipping Liverpool FC to push Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Neville told the Gary Neville podcast: “I think Liverpool are the side [City] will feel threatened by directly. Certainly in terms of the style of play, Liverpool have certainly got the measure of Manchester City. You can see that.

“City like to push up the pitch, the centre-backs play high and even push in when they’re attacking. The likes of Mane, Salah, Firmino, if you leave space in-behind, they just cut right through you.

“I think directly there is a threat, and I think indirectly in terms of the bigger picture in the league, certainly with the signings they have made, the good feeling of getting into a Champions League final and finishing in the top four consecutive seasons is something where City will feel a threat.

“People are not feeling that way about Manchester United or Tottenham or Chelsea at this moment in time, because of what has happened in pre-season. So those teams will have work their way into City’s thoughts.

“But there does seem to be a definite threat from Liverpool at this moment in time, but Liverpool will have to prove that.”

Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

The Reds signed Brazil international Fabinho, RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the 2018 summer transfer window.

The Merseyside outfit finished in fourth place in the Premier League table.

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