Liverpool’s inactivity in the summertime switch window led to a lot scepticism that they’ll fail to defend their Premier League title and Shaun Wright-Phillips has backed Man City to shut the hole.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet cantered to the title final season, ending with a 33-point hole to City in second place.
Kostas Tsimikas, a left-back, is the one signing they’ve made forward of the brand new Premier League season.
Their probably rivals have all been spending cash on bettering their squad and including depth with the 2020/21 marketing campaign prone to be a gruelling one.
Man City have added Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres whereas Chelsea have been bullish with the signings of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva.
Former Chelsea and City winger Wright-Phillips thinks Liverpool won’t have it really easy this season.
He advised Jim White on talkSPORT: “It’s a tricky one. I feel the signings they’ve [Man City] introduced in have been terrific additions. I feel closing the hole isn’t an issue.
“I feel Liverpool will wrestle a bit this yr due to the very fact their beginning XI has been fluently taking part in for 3 to 4 years, not many groups have managed to try this and maintain massive gamers match. They’ve by no means had long-term accidents that’s affected them.
“No relaxation, coming off the internationals, I nonetheless don’t really feel like their squad is large enough.
“City have a large enough squad. That hole will probably be gone. I even assume Chelsea will shut the hole. Liverpool will wrestle this yr.
“They are going to wrestle to maintain up that degree as final yr. What they did final yr was unbelievable. The great groups can win even after they don’t play effectively each recreation. Man United did it. Arsenal have carried out it at occasions. Now this yr, they’ll come unstuck with issues like that.”
Liverpool host newly-promoted Leeds of their opening fixture, with commentary dwell on talkSPORT, and Wright-Phillips believes Marcelo Bielsa’s facet will get one thing from the sport.
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He added: “I feel Leeds are going to trigger them an issue. I feel they’re coming in with a unique vitality and completely different buzz. The way in which he [Bielsa] prepares his groups for video games I feel it’s going to be a giant shock.
“I don’t really feel like they’re going to face off Liverpool. That prime press and excessive depth may shock Liverpool for that first recreation. I feel they will take one thing from the sport.”