Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp thinks Chelsea and Manchester United could challenge for the Premier League title this season.
The German thinks the Premier League title race is wide open this year and is ‘afraid’ it won’t be simply Liverpool versus Man City, like last season.
Klopp names Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham as contenders.
Liverpool need to beat Leicester City later today (7.15pm) to be level on points with Spurs at the top of the table.
After hearing the news Pep Guardiola agreed new terms at City, Klopp insisted he thinks there will be several challenges this season and for years to come.
Among them are United who have not started the season well. However, with two wins on the bounce, things could be starting to look up and we’ve overtaken City in the Premier League table.
“I’m happy about Pep signing a new contract,” Klopp told reporters, as per The Express.
“But I’m a little bit afraid it won’t be Guardiola against Klopp over the next few years as it looks like Frank (Lampard) and Chelsea are building a proper team there.
“Man United will not stay without trying and Arsenal will do the same and are in a good way as well.
“Tottenham look really dangerous this year. Leicester are obviously and 100% Wolves will not sleep.
“I’ll have forgotten somebody, not because I’m being disrespectful but because I’ve seen the development of a lot of other teams and see the steps they make.
“”I’m happy Pep is staying with me for longer!”
Liverpool need the win tonight but even at that, it hasn’t been the strongest defence of a title triumph.
That should give us and other teams extra encouragement.
Klopp is right. The title race is wide open.