Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has waded in on the ongoing title rivalry in England between Manchester City and Liverpool!
The former Reds boss won the Champions League with Liverpool but never got his hands on the Premier League trophy. He has now branded Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp as favorites to win the league.
“Liverpool are six points clear at the top of the Premier League and they are favourites to win the title. It has been a long time coming,” Benitez wrote for the Athletic.
“Jurgen Klopp’s side have the intensity, they have the quality, they can play counter-attack or they can sustain their attacking. They have a lot of very good players and they’re extremely competitive, but nothing is guaranteed just yet.
“Sometimes a title can depend on one game and sometimes it can depend on a single moment in one game, so imagine what might happen if Manchester City beat Liverpool this weekend. Pep Guardiola’s team would then be so close. The media would be asking questions — can they do it, will they do it, are they feeling the pressure, can they cope with it? — and it will build up and build up.
“After last year, Liverpool have more experience and that’s always a positive, but City have grown used to being at the top. They know what it takes to win. They also have fantastic talent. What Liverpool possess is the advantage and they certainly have the potential to go one step further, but this is football and it’s far too early to talk about what will happen in May. Nothing is definitive in November.”