Liverpool legend admits that he’s expecting a stronger challenge from Chelsea

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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has backed his former side to win the league for the second time in a row.

Souness has given his predictions ahead of the new season, but doesn’t see Arsenal making the top four, despite their fine form in the month of August.

The Gunners defeated Chelsea and Liverpool to win the FA Cup and Community Shield in the month of August, but Souness doesn’t believe that the Gunners will pose a threat. However, he has backed Chelsea and Manchester United to pose a threat.

“As it stands, Liverpool are the favourites for the title, but I don’t see them running away with it again,” Souness wrote in the Sunday Times.

“I expect a bigger challenge, though, from United and Chelsea this time.

“United will be better with Donny van de Beek, but the goalkeeping situation may be an issue.

“Chelsea have signed well, but let’s see how quickly Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz settle in.

“Beyond that, I don’t see a title challenger. People are making noises about Arsenal, but I don’t see them being strong enough.

“If you’re asking me now, that’s my top four for next May: Liverpool, City, United and Chelsea.”

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