Manchester United legend Roy Keane has stated that he would anticipate Liverpool to retain their Premier League title this season.
Talking within the aftermath of Liverpool’s 1-1 draw in opposition to Manchester Metropolis on the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Keane stated that it will “take quite a bit” to beat this Liverpool facet to the title this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s males cantered to the Premier League title final season, amassing 99 factors, and ending 18 factors forward of Manchester Metropolis, who completed second.
This season, the Premier League desk is quite a bit nearer than was final season. Leicester Metropolis at the moment lead the standings after eight matches, however they’re only a level above Tottenham Hotspur, who lead Liverpool solely on purpose distinction.
However for Keane, he has seen sufficient to place Liverpool as his favourites to win the league this season.
Keane was a pundit on Sky Sports activities on Sunday, and raved about Liverpool’s high quality.
“We find out about Liverpool’s high quality, however I have a look at the physique language and mind-set and starvation of groups who’ve gained the league, and I see that a lot on this Liverpool group,” he stated.
“I nonetheless assume it’s going to take quite a bit to cease this group. I do know they’re not at their greatest, they’re grinding out outcomes.”
“However Jurgen Klopp will probably be delighted with that outcome. Profitable championships is about coping with setbacks and disappointments and I noticed that with Liverpool as we speak,” Keane completed.
Keane additionally attacked Manchester Metropolis for leaving themselves brief with their placing choices this season. Metropolis haven’t scored multiple purpose of their final 5 Premier League video games, and Keane stated that was a results of not having the personnel in place.
“‘I believe the massive fear for Man Metropolis, they’re at all times sensible to observe, nevertheless it’s the shortage of targets. I believe will probably be very troublesome for them to win the league. ‘Once you have a look at their squad, to solely have two strikers, the board must be important of themselves. They solely have themselves accountable. I don’t see Man Metropolis successful the league this season,” he stated.
Carragher predicts nearer Premier League title race
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, who was additionally on Sky Sports activities with Keane, additionally stated that he anticipated the Premier League title race to be nearer this 12 months, than in the previous few seasons.
“No group has appeared wherever close to their greatest this season. It’s a wierd season with the shortage of a pre-season,” Carragher stated.
“However I’d say there’s extra indicators of Liverpool attending to their greatest than Man Metropolis proper now.”
“I don’t assume any group will get the factors that we’ve seen within the final two seasons and that’s what provides each group a shout,” the Reds legend concluded.
Printed 09 Nov 2020, 12:25 IST