John Barnes gives Premier League title and top four prediction


Jurgen Klopp has already insisted that Manchester City are by far favourites to win the Premier League again this season.

Leicester showed glimpses of the switch last season after Claude Puel took charge of the club in October but attempting to take the game to United at Old Trafford in their Premier League opener will be a challenge, the 31-year-old Dane conceded.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits to being disappointed by his side's transfer business, but now intends to draw a line under the matter.

Mourinho has criticized the club's hierarchy for failing to sufficiently strengthen his roster, despite the signings of Brazilian global midfielder Fred and Portuguese fullback Diogo Dalot.

However, Liverpool did their business early and are not expected to be busy on deadline day after recruiting Brazilian global Alisson Becker for a short-lived world record 72.5 million euro fee for a goalkeeper and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Liverpool brought in four new signings this summer, and many are backing them to challenging for the title. Maybe next season we will go to the transfer window a little more active.

Yet, based on the World Cup performances of Golden Boot victor Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen among others, there is still plenty for Mauricio Pochettino to look forward to. On Sunday, bigspending Liverpool will open their account when they host West Ham.

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But he was quick to point out his United side were closest to runaway leaders Manchester City last season, even if they finished 19 points adrift.

"Nobody is consistent with 11 players. To know how they feel physically, mentally to try to give us a help".

City hasn't dipped into the deep pockets of its Abu Dhabi owners as significantly as Guardiola's first two summers in charge, but has still strengthened with club-record signing Riyad Mahrez.

City will make late checks on Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy after they picked up knocks during the Community Shield win over Chelsea last weekend but both players are expected to be passed fit.

Chelsea and Arsenal are in a transitional period with Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery taking over this summer.

Though the former dressing room exuded history and reminiscence of the glory years under Sir Alex Ferguson, most United fans will be in no doubt that the home players' changing room needed a solid do-over.

"Tottenham haven't signed anybody".