Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ex-Liverpool Star Backing City for Title

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ex-Liverpool Star Backing City for Title

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AFTER a record-breaking Premier League season, it is hard to see any side competing with City ahead of the new campaign.

It is unfair to expect the same incredible levels of domestic dominance from Pep Guardiola's side this season, but even with a slump they could still be miles ahead of their opponents.

Liverpool are widely tipped to be the Blues' greatest challengers.

Jurgen Klopp's side inflicted three of City's seven defeats last season and have recruited heavily in the summer transfer window.

But is the overhaul really enough to bridge the 25-point gap this season? Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy doesn't think so.

While he acknowledges the Anfield club have recruited well, he expects City to retain the title and claims only two Liverpool players would make it into the current Blues side. …

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