Sky Sports experts Graeme Souness and Roy Kean disagree on their predictions for the 2021/22 Premier League title race.
Liverpool missed out on the League champions accolade last time out as Manchester City trailed them by just one point.
It meant back-to-back titles for Pep Guardiola’s side and it was the second time in the last four seasons that they finished slightly above the Reds at the top of the table.
Former Liverpool midfielder Souness rocked his former side to claim their 20th league title in the upcoming campaign and their second in the Premier League era.
Meanwhile, former Manchester United player Keane believes City will succeed three games in a row and add a ninth league title to their list of honours.
Liverpool came two wins away from becoming the first English club to win the quadruple last season, but last-day heartbreak and a defeat in Paris in the Champions League final against Real Madrid meant they had to settle for a double in the national cup.
Keane and Souness have engaged in a heated discussion on Sky Bet regarding the winner of next season’s race for winner’s medals.
They also debated Chelsea’s involvement.
“No I don’t think so. Liverpool and Man City will be big favourites, but you have to factor Chelsea into that argument,” Souness said.
Keane replied: “I don’t think they (Chelsea) will close the gap.”
“I think they will be a bit better, they have quality, recruitment but you can’t look past Liverpool and Man City (for the title).”
“Yeah (Man United are the only team to finish in the top two outside of Liverpool and Man City), where do you want to start?”
“The conversation was going so well. The manager will probably have some money to spend, the rookies, four or five experienced players left the club but I think it was a good thing.”
“But I still don’t see United competing with Liverpool and Man City, not yet.”
Souness backed Klopp to lift the Premier League: “I think Liverpool will win. They came so close last year.
Keane disagreed, believing Guardiola’s influence would once again be the deciding factor for City.