Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand predicted that defending champions, Liverpool are favourites to win the 2020/21Premier League this season.
Ferdinand additionally mentioned that the likes of Manchester Metropolis, Chelsea and Manchester United may problem Liverpool for the Premier League title if Jurgen Klopp’s aspect are suffering from accidents.
Liverpool gained the Premier League title final season by 18 factors hole forward of second-placed Man Metropolis.
However Ferdinand believes the Reds may properly defend the English top-flight title if essential gamers comparable to Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk keep match all through the season.
“Nobody can say Liverpool had a freak season as a result of they completed to date forward of their rivals,” Ferdinand informed TEAMtalk.
“The important thing for Liverpool has been having their key gamers match for one of the best a part of two seasons.
“Virgil van Dijk has performed almost each recreation for 2 seasons, and it’s arduous to maintain that going. Mo Salah has been match for all the massive video games, and so has Sadio Mane.
“In the event that they lose one in every of two of their gamers with huge accidents, then we’ll see one thing else from them.”
He added: “Their entrance three have been match persistently, they usually would possibly want to take a look at having some higher high quality in reserve if Salah or Mane, particularly, are out for a protracted interval.
“If they will proceed to maintain these gamers match, I don’t see Liverpool being stopped this season.
“If issues change with the personnel, it opens it up for the opposite groups and never simply Man Metropolis.”