Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Liverpool Boss Tipping 'Incredible' City as Title Favourites

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Liverpool Boss Tipping 'Incredible' City as Title Favourites

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CITY are favourites for the Premier League title, according to the Liverpool manager.

Jurgen Klopp got the better of his old Bundesliga sparring partner last season, taking a win and a draw from their two meetings.

But it was Pep Guardiola who fared better overall, leading his team to a third-placed finish.

As Liverpool gear up for the demands of Champions League football, Klopp is well aware of the Premier League competition they will face.

Of their rivals, the German sees City as the strongest - especially if Gabriel Jesus continues his strong start with the Blues.

"The favourites must be Manchester City actually," Klopp said. "They played some incredible football last year and had just a couple of problems.

"They are definitely the favourites. Manchester City is in attack mode, that is obvious.

"They already had an incredible team last season and then Jesus joined them and I thought, 'Oh my goodness'. …

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