Paul Merson predicts where Liverpool FC, Man City will finish in title race

The Arsenal legend is tipping Liverpool FC to finish in second place behind Man City this season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Paul Merson is backing Manchester City to retain the Premier League title despite praising Liverpool FC’s business in the transfer window.

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

Liverpool FC’s summer additions have prompted some pundits to tip the Reds to win their first Premier League title under former Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp.

The 18-time English champions finished 25 points behind Premier League champions Manchester City last season to leave the Reds with a big points deficit to make up.

Liverpool FC did beat Manchester City over two legs in the Champions League quarter-finals to secure a 5-2 aggregate en route to reaching the Kiev final back in May.

While Merson has been impressed with Liverpool FC’s signings in the summer transfer window, the Gunners legend is backing Manchester City to retain the Premier League title.

Liverpool FC haven’t won the top-flight crown since Sir Kenny Dalglish was in charge of the Merseyside outfit back in 1989-1990.

The Reds have finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014 under Gerard Houllier, Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers in the Premier League era.

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