Phil Thompson makes Premier League title prediction, sends Liverpool Jack Grealish warning
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has opened up to this season’s title race and named a player who he believes could make a difference.
Manchester City have had a relatively quiet transfer window, with Jack Grealish signing from Aston Villa for Â£ 100million.
Pep Guardiola’s side were already favorites to win the Premier League this season after reclaiming the title from Liverpool last season and the former Villa man’s touchdown only solidified that.
Thompson said Paddy Power News : âI have to say that Jack Grealish is the signing of the summer. I was hoping Liverpool would be for him but Â£ 100million has passed most of the teams except Manchester City.
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âHe’s a real game changer and a fantastic player. Liverpool have Harvey Elliott and Sadio Mane who can create a spark out of thin air, and in the same way, he brings that to the teams he plays for.
âHe would go straight into the Liverpool squad, he’s so good. I would say Manchester City are ready to compete for the title again with Grealish.
“Before signing I would have said Liverpool were a good title scream but now they have made all the difference in City’s title challenge.”
Liverpool’s summer has been even quieter as, among a number of outings and new contracts, the Reds have only signed one.
Ibrahima Konate has signed for Merseyside club from German team RB Leipzig to bolster Jurgen Klopp’s defensive options after an injury-stricken campaign.
Liverpool’s title defense last season was badly hit by injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, which saw Pep Guardiola’s side finish with a 17-point lead over the Reds in top of the ranking.
Tottenham are currently leading three games ahead of the new season, while Liverpool are tied by seven points with West Ham, Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton.
A title race is about to unfold with City, Liverpool, Chelsea and United expected to be the clubs competing for the top honors at the end of the season.
Rivals Chelsea and United have had busy summers as Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez joined the London club, while Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo all moved to Old Trafford.