Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has predicted another club that will come out with a big challenge for the Premier League title next season.
Guardiola, who clinched the title during his second year at the Etihad stadium, has claimed that Liverpool will be on the title race next year.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, who will play the Champions League final against Real Madrid, are now fourth in the Premier League table with only one game remaining.
“This season they were a big contender and they will be again next season,” the Spaniard said.
“I will not say just Liverpool, but it’s true – Liverpool, [because of] the way they play and the quality of their players, not just up front.”
“I think [Virgil] van Dijk has helped them a lot to be more consistent in the defensive department, especially in the box, and [there is] the quality up front and the quality in the way they play.”
“Jurgen is a top manager, creating not just an offensive style and not just thinking about the spectators. He’s always positive, going there and creating good environments in the clubs.”
“OK, we are 25 points in front so it’s difficult to say he was difficult [to play against] in the end – but he was because they beat us. Next season will be the same, like [Manchester] United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham.”
Liverpool will host Brighton & Hove Albion on this Sunday afternoon for their last Premier League game of the season.