Manchester United legend Gary Neville is of the belief that United will finish above Liverpool in this season’s Premier League.
Liverpool are going to be involved in a Premier League title defence for the first time in 30 years, after they ended the club’s long wait for a Premier League title last term.
The Jurgen Klopp led side won title with seven games left to play, finishing 18 points adrift of second-place Manchester City and a whopping 33 points off third and fourth placed United and Chelsea.
A lot of people have come to the conclusion that Chelsea and United could end Liverpool and City’s recent duopoly this season after bringing in some quality players to their respective teams.
Neville thinks that the Red Devils could finish above the Merseyside giants, putting them into a third-place finish, although he was said that his prediction is borne out of the desire for greatness.
“I can never predict Liverpool – I mean it may happen – but I can’t predict it,” said the Old Trafford legend.
“I’ll go City [to win it], I think Pep [Guardiola] will want to bounce back.
“Can it go next to this that I don’t actually believe this but this is what I want? I’ll go City, United, Liverpool, Chelsea.”
Liverpool great, Jamie Carragher also wishes that the Reds face stiffer competition in the title race this season.
“I’m a Liverpool man and I want to see them win the league again, but maybe not in the manner they did it last season,” he told TEAMtalk.
“We want and we need to see a competitive title race. I want to see the other teams get closer to Liverpool because we need it to be more competitive.
“We don’t want any team to be 20 or 30 points ahead and while I want Liverpool to win the league, I’d like to see them in the tight title race and winning it on the last day of the season in exciting fashion, going down to the wire and with less points than they got last season.
“If the top one or two teams are getting 99 and 100 points every season, it means there are fewer points to go around, so I would like to see the total points needed to win the Premier League go down to 90 points this season as that would mean we will have a more interesting title race.
“That could happen as I expect all the teams trying to chase Liverpool to do better than they did last season, but I only see two teams in contention for the title and that will be the top two for the last couple of years.
“The chasing pack have to bridge the gap on Liverpool and that’s why teams like Chelsea have been spending money in the transfer market to try and make that happen, but Liverpool and City are a long way ahead of the rest and I don’t see that changing.”