Alan Smith has predicted that Liverpool will win the Premier League title this year. The Reds fell one point short of champions Manchester City last term and got their campaign off to a disappointing start as they drew 2-2 at newly-promoted Fulham.
Jurgen Klopp’s side also lost legendary forward Sadio Mane in the summer, but Smith has backed the German to guide his team to a second Premier League championship this season. Smith told 90min’s YouTube channel (as quoted by HITC Sport ):
“I’ m going to go with Liverpool and that will surprise one or two. At the moment I’m writing off Chelsea. I’m hoping they sink down a little bit and allow Arsenal in there, and Spurs as well.”
Manchester City are many people’s favorites to regain the title this season following the arrival of superstar forward Erling Haaland. The Sky Blues got their season off to an excellent start as they comfortably beat West Ham 2-0.
Though the Reds were disappointing in their Premier League opener against Fulham, supporters would have been encouraged by the performance of new record signing Darwin Nunez, who scored and got an assist on his top- flight debut.