Manchester United will be the closest to challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title according to Robbie Savage.
Liverpool are arguably not the favorites to retain their Premier League this upcoming season.
Daily Mirror columnist Robbie Savage sees Manchester United as the second-best team of England and expects them to put up a tough fight against the Reds.
Savage sees Chelsea finishing third in this upcoming season as they need a world-class goalkeeper whereas Manchester City is expected to finish at fourth, Pep Guardiola’s lowest-ever finish in the domestic campaign.
‘Jurgen Klopp is not the sort of manager to let the grass grow under his feet,’ he said of the champions.
‘They have stockpiled 196 points over the last two seasons and that defensive unit, with Virgil van Dijk at its heart, will be the foundation for more success.
‘They have only lost four games out of the last 77 in the Premier League – that’s some going.’
The former Old Trafford youth-team player added: ‘I can’t wait to see United’s midfield three of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and new signing Donny van de Beek supplying the ammunition for Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.
‘Add a world-class centre-back and a top-class goalscorer and they will be the real deal.’
‘If Lionel Messi wasn’t staying at Barcelona, all bets would be off,’ he said.
‘City’s suspect backline has been shored up by £41m Nathan Ake and the 18-point gap to champions Liverpool last season looks a bridge too far.’
Mourinho is expected to finish at seventh-place with Tottenham just behind Arsenal and Wolves.
‘If they are as entertaining as the All Or Nothing documentary, Spurs will be worth watching,’ he said.
‘But the meter is ticking over to 13 years without a trophy and they should prioritise the cups.
‘Jose Mourinho did well to finish second with Manchester United in 2017 and it would be even more remarkable if he did it again with Spurs this season.’