Danny Murphy predicts where Liverpool FC will finish this season

Danny Murphy says Liverpool FC will finish second in the Premier League table this season

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Danny Murphy is tipping Liverpool FC to finish in second place in the Premier League table this season.

The Reds are aiming to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this term as they bid to try and win their first trophy since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment back in October 2015.

Liverpool FC kicked off the new Premier League campaign with back to back victories over both West Ham United and Crystal Palace to leave them in second place in the table behind Manchester City.

Klopp has been earning huge amounts of praise for the impact he has had since taking over at Anfield but the German coach is yet to deliver his first trophy at the Merseyside outfit.

Manchester City are the clear favourites to retain their title this season and Murphy feels that the Reds will be the Citizens’ closest challengers this term.

Speaking in an interview with bwin, Murphy said: “I think Liverpool are the most likely team to push Manchester City for the Premier League.

“They’ve made a big improvement to the team with their signings this summer, while they’ve also got a settled manager with great harmony with the squad. However, I don’t think Liverpool will have enough to win the Premier League because the gap to Manchester City is too big to close in one transfer window.

“Manchester City will win the Premier League and I think they’ll win it comfortably. They’re confident, they’ve got a winning formula under [Pep] Guardiola, they’ve improved their personnel from last year, and they’ve started this season like a freight train.

“I think Liverpool are the best of the rest. You look at Chelsea and Arsenal who are starting fresh with new managers and that will take time so there’s a question mark regarding those two teams.

“Tottenham won’t compete for the title because of their lack of investment and they have the stadium move to deal with. I think Liverpool will likely finish second behind Manchester City.”

Liverpool FC ended up in fourth place in the Premier League table last season under Klopp and without a trophy.

The Reds earned plenty of praise as they reached the Champions League final last season but they ended up losing to Real Madrid back in May.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Jurgen Klopp
Rivaldo urges Leeds United star Raphinha to move to Liverpool FC
Spurs legend Garth Crooks (Photo: Screengrab / BBC Sport)
BBC pundit salutes ‘architect’ of Liverpool FC’s 5-0 thrashing of Man United
Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger delivers his verdict on Man United after Liverpool FC thrashing
N'Golo Kante
‘He is fully available’: Thomas Tuchel confirms return of key Chelsea FC star
Gary Neville
Gary Neville: Man United won't appoint Antonio Conte as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacement
Jurgen Klopp
Rivaldo urges Leeds United star Raphinha to move to Liverpool FC
Spurs legend Garth Crooks (Photo: Screengrab / BBC Sport)
BBC pundit salutes ‘architect’ of Liverpool FC’s 5-0 thrashing of Man United
Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger delivers his verdict on Man United after Liverpool FC thrashing
N'Golo Kante
‘He is fully available’: Thomas Tuchel confirms return of key Chelsea FC star
Gary Neville
Gary Neville: Man United won't appoint Antonio Conte as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacement
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature