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Journalist Phil McNulty of the BBC has weighed in with his opinion on who will come out on top at the end of the Premier League season.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the journalist has suggested Manchester City will pip Liverpool to the title once again.
In his column for BBC Sport, McNulty wrote ‘Manchester City have been champions four of the past five seasons and I expect another straight fight with Liverpool to end with them on top again.’
He continued that Liverpool fans should expect to see their side ‘fight on all fronts again this term and challenge City all the way, securing at least one trophy.’
For Liverpool fans though, their holy grail at the end of a season will always be represented in the form of a Premier League trophy.
Their title celebrations were dampened at the end of the 2019/20 season due to COVID-19 restrictions.
And after having waited so long to see their team lift the trophy, it hurt many a Liverpool fan to have to watch the celebrations take place at an empty Anfield through a television screen.
Kopites will be desperate to see their team win that trophy again soon so they can enjoy the full experience of celebrating title success.
But as McNulty points out, there is one rather large obstacle in their way – Manchester City.
After just about beating Liverpool to the title last year, City have strengthened this summer bringing in the likes of Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips, and Julian Alvarez.
Their key objective this season will be to find long-awaited success in the Champions League, but Pep Guardiola certainly won’t let his team take their foot off the ball in domestic competition.
If Liverpool are to beat City to the title this year, they’ll need their ageing midfield to remain fit for the entirety of the season, they’ll need goals from new recruit Darwin Nuñez, and they’ll have to hope Mo Salah’s performance levels don’t dip despite his age.
Winning the title might be too high of a mountain to climb for Liverpool this time round.