BBC’s chief football writer Phil McNulty has given his opinion on how Liverpool will go this season.
Despite that being the case, McNulty is backing Liverpool to go again.
“Manchester City have been Premier League champions four of the past five seasons and I expect another straight fight with Liverpool to end with them on top again,” he told BBC Sport.
McNulty added: “A truly outstanding season last time out ended with them missing out on the title on the final day, losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid but winning the FA Cup and League Cup, both on penalties against Chelsea.
“Expect them to fight on all fronts again this term and challenge City all the way, securing at least one trophy.”
Anfield Watch Verdict
We fully expect Liverpool to be around the mark again for the major honours in club football.
Yes, winger Sadio Mane has departed Anfield and joined Bayern Munich this summer.
But, as things stand, the Reds are right in the mix to win a trophy or two this season. We can’t wait for the new campaign to kick-off this Saturday.