Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes Liverpool are a threat to Manchester City and insists they have the squad depth to challenge for the title
The Reds recorded an emphatic 4-0 victory over West Ham at Anfield on Sunday to claim the top spot. However, there were wins for Man City, Tottenham, Manchester United, and Chelsea on the opening weekend.
Klopp’s men defeated City thrice last season, as well as reaching a Champions League final, and the former United defender feels they pose a threat both in playing style on the pitch, and the feeling around the club off the pitch.
He said on the Gary Neville Podcast: “I think Liverpool are the side [City] will feel threatened by directly. Certainly, in terms of the style of play, Liverpool have certainly got the measure of Manchester City. You can see that.
“City like to push up the pitch, the centre-backs play high and even push in when they’re attacking. The likes of Mane, Salah, Firmino, if you leave space in-behind, they just cut right through you.
“I think directly there is a threat, and I think indirectly in terms of the bigger picture in the league, certainly with the signings they have made, the good feeling of getting into a Champions League final and finishing in the top four consecutive seasons is something where City will feel a threat.
“People are not feeling that way about Manchester United or Tottenham or Chelsea at this moment in time, because of what has happened in pre-season. So those teams will have work their way into City’s thoughts.
“But there does seem to be a definite threat from Liverpool at this moment in time, but Liverpool will have to prove that.”