Former Newcastle United striker Micky Quinn believes Liverpool are the only team who can truly challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title in 2018/19, and expects them to spend £250million in the summer transfer window to achieve their aims.
Jurgen Klopp’s outfit are currently sitting in third in the table, although they will hope to rise above Manchester United in the final weeks of the season, and have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Though Jose Mourinho’s side sit above them in the league, Quinn does not expect United to truly challenge Pep Guardiola’s championship-winning team next season.
And he expects Klopp to spend big and provide a serious assault on the title.
‘I just think that Klopp is trying to build a team to challenge for that elusive Premier League, which they’ve never won,’ Quinn told TalkSport.
‘He’s put the pieces together. They play some sensational football like City as well – the front three are second to none and he’ll add to that.
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‘I think he’s got a war chest of about £250million to spend on players next season – and he deserves it. Especially if he wins the Champions League, which will be unbelievable.
‘I think Spurs are going to be hindered with the ground – financially can they compete with Manchester City and recruit? I don’t know.
‘Manchester United, I think it’s going to be more of the same they’ll be there or thereabouts next season but I don’t think they’ll genuinely challenge Manchester City.
‘With Klopp – his passion, his ideas, his brand of football, it’s no coincidence or fluke that he has a great record against Pep Guardiola teams as well.
‘It’s going to be a title challenge next season for Liverpool Football Club.’