Graeme Souness says Liverpool could run away with the Premier League title following Manchester Metropolis’s shock 5-2 defeat to Leicester Metropolis.
Metropolis have been off the tempo final season as Liverpool stormed to their first Premier League title however pundits predicted it could be a more in-depth title race this time round.
But Metropolis’s defensive frailties have been as soon as once more uncovered within the 5-2 defeat to the Foxes, who regarded devastating on the counter-attack.
Talking on Sky Sports activities, Souness argued that this demonstrated Metropolis will as soon as once more be off the tempo this season – even when they land defender Ruben Dias.
He stated: “I fancy Liverpool to retain it. While you try to apply logic to soccer, it might come again to chew you and embarrass you, however I’ll attempt to introduce some logic to the argument.
“Liverpool gained it by 18 factors final 12 months, Liverpool, for my part, have strengthened huge time, in order that makes them even stronger.
“I take a look at Metropolis proper now, whether or not Dias comes or anybody else comes, they’re gonna should be greater than Dias to take Metropolis from 18 factors behind Liverpool to getting in entrance of them.
“Liverpool are stronger as we speak than they have been 12 months in the past, and that’s music to my ears, clearly.
“I feel that’s a marker if you take a look at what Metropolis have proven already and the opposite doable challengers.
“The staff that may problem them is Leicester after as we speak. Proper now, I feel Liverpool might run away with it once more.”