Date: 12th August 2019 at 9:00pm
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West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere raved about Manchester City and Liverpool and avoided naming which side he thinks will end up winning the Premier League.

The 27-year-old Hammer played Man City on Saturday and found out firsthand how good Pep Guardiola’s side are, as West Ham lost 5-0.

Yet despite seeing how formidable Man City are, Wilshere still seems to think Liverpool and Man City were closely matched.

The midfielder explained that while you “would go” with City, perhaps alluding to those predicting Guardiola’s side to achieve Premier League glory, it’s worth noting Liverpool are European champions.

Wilshere also seemed the dismiss the idea that Man City would pull away from Liverpool after the Reds had a quiet transfer window, as he pointed out Jurgen Klopp already has a good squad and it won’t be easy to play them.

“I’m a massive fan of City,” said Wilshere in an interview with the Daily Mirror.

“I like the way they play and keep the ball. But Liverpool play with more intensity and are more direct.

“They don’t have the possession City have, but they are effective. You would go with City because they are the champions. But ­Liverpool are European champions.

“They were the best two last year. City have added, Liverpool haven’t. But ­Liverpool’s squad was good anyway. It won’t be easy for anyone playing against them.”

Given that Wilshere clearly believes Liverpool have the ability to beat Man City to the Premier League title this season, many Reds fans will surely feel comforted as some likely were worried about their side’s chances after a quiet transfer window.

The Reds may have finished only one point behind Man City in the league last season, but Guardiola’s side utilised the transfer market while the Reds steered clear of any high profile signing.

Liverpool only added Sepp van den Berg, Harvey Elliott and Adrian to their squad, three players who aren’t instant upgrades on any members of Klopp’s side, while Man City welcomed the likes of Rodri from Atletico Madrid and Joao Cancelo who are two players that could play a part for Guardiola’s side this season.

So it’s safe to assume that due to Man City improving in the transfer market, and Liverpool opting not to, some are clearly going to expect Man City to continue to win the league ahead of Liverpool.

But given that Wilshere, someone who has already had to face the might of Man City this season, isn’t ready to rule Liverpool out of the Premier League title race, surely Reds fans will be comforted.