Date: 11th July 2019 at 9:30am
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Dean Saunders predicted Liverpool to finish second in the Premier League in the upcoming 2019/20 season and added that Chelsea, as well as Manchester United, are in a mess.

The former Reds forward was asked to predict who would finish in the Premier League’s top-four and revealed that he thought Manchester City would win the league, Liverpool would be runners-up, Tottenham would get third and that Arsenal would sneak into fourth place.

Saunders added that he envisioned Liverpool’s top-four rivals Chelsea or Manchester United being the ones to miss out on qualifying for the Champions League as they were both in a mess as it stood.

“If you’re asking me now, and it could change with who they sign and who they let go…” said Saunders, as transcribed by talkSPORT’s website.

“I would say, Man City, Liverpool and Spurs – there’s my top three.

“And I think Arsenal will get into fourth as we speak.

“I think Chelsea are in a bit of a mess, and Manchester United are in a massive mess.”

OPINION

Saunders has hardly pulled up trees with his Premier League predictions, as basically, he is just predicting Chelsea to struggle under Frank Lampard. The former Liverpool attacker believes Man City will once again pip Jurgen Klopp’s team to the post with Arsenal and Tottenham finishing one place higher than in their 2018/19 campaign, due to Chelsea falling down the table. Clearly, the pundit believes that either the Blues’ transfer ban will be telling or he doesn’t have much faith in Lampard succeeding on his return to Stamford Bridge. However while Chelsea fans will no doubt be worried that Saunders is secretly Mystic Meg, Liverpool supporters will end their 2019/20 season disappointed if Saunders’ prediction comes true. There are no doubt many Reds fans dreaming of the club winning its first Premier League title in the upcoming campaign after only just missing out in the latest season. Klopp’s team finished one point behind Man City after racking up 97 points, and impressively they only suffered one league defeat.