Roy Keane has doubled down on his prediction Liverpool will hold out to win the Premier League title again and believes Manchester City will finish ahead of Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side moved level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table on 33 points with the champions not in action until Monday night.
City moved to within four points of both clubs following a statement 3-1 victory away at Chelsea, after turning in arguably their best performance of the campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s side have a game in hand too on United and Liverpool – as things stand – and would be within one point of the pair if they were to take maximum points.
It looks to have set up a genuine title race between the three clubs, ahead of Liverpool vs United on January 19 at Anfield. And as it stands, Leicester City with Brendan Rodgers at the helm, have moved to withing just a point behind the leading duo after their win at Newcastle.
But despite Man United’s recent form, Keane believes that it will be a top-two of Liverpool and Man City, with the Reds retaining their Premier League title.
“I’m sticking with Liverpool,” Keane said after City’s 3-1 win at Chelsea.
“I think United are doing well, it’s certainly the most exciting league we’ve had for the last 10-15 years.
“The top two, I said it a couple of months ago, I’m gonna say Liverpool and City.”
Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness aired concerns about his team’s consistency levels after back-to-back draws with West Brom and Newcastle United.
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He said: “Liverpool haven’t shown the consistency that they have for the last couple of years.
They were off the charts with their consistency levels, steamrolling teams, but they haven’t done that. I’ve got to believe that they’ll get their act together in the second half of the season.”