Paul Ince predicts where Liverpool FC, Man City will finish

The Liverpool FC legend is still backing the Reds to win their first Premier League title this season

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Paul Ince is tipping Liverpool FC to beat Manchester City to the Premier League title despite their recent blip.

The Reds have failed to win their last two Premier League games to see their lead at the top dwindle away.

Manchester City lost 2-1 to Newcastle United last month to present Liverpool FC with the chance to move seven points clear.

However, the Reds could only muster a 1-1 draw with Leicester City last week before another 1-1 stalemate with West Ham on Monday night.

The defending champions responded from their setback at St James’ Park with back to back victories over Arsenal and Everton over the past four days.

Manchester City are sitting at the top of the Premier league tale by virtue of their superior goal difference but Liverpool FC have played one game less than the Citizens.

The Reds have never won the Premier League title and have been guilty of relinquishing control of title races in 2009 and 2014.

However, former Liverpool FC midfielder Ince believes Klopp’s side can still kick on and win the Premier League crown despite their poor run.

“There’ll be a lot of people asking questions if they miss out on winning the league this year after missing out on the Champions League last year,” said Ince, speaking exclusively to Paddy Power.

“I personally still see getting into the final as a massive achievement, and if they almost win the league this year, that shows improvement from Klopp.

“But the question will they be asked about whether or not they’re capable of winning anything. And that question will always be asked if you keep failing year after year. Whether it’s deserved or not.”

Ince continued: “Despite this blip, I believe Liverpool will still go on and win it. But they need to focus, and get in a good place mentally.

“If I was manager, I’d rather be in the position that Klopp is than Pep Guardiola is – if you asked anyone whether they’d be happy to be three points ahead at the top in February, they’d tell you yes.”

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in their last two seasons in the Premier League, as well as reaching the Champions League final last term.

Manchester City are looking to retain their Premier League crown.

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