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Roy Keane backs Liverpool for Premier League title after goalless draw with Man Utd


Liverpool and Manchester United played out a goalless draw on Sunday night (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool may have fallen to fourth in the Premier League table after Sunday’s games, but Roy Keane is still backing them to retain the title this season.

The defending champions could only manage a goalless draw with Manchester United on Sunday at Anfield, which left the Red Devils top of the table.

Later in the day Manchester City hammered Crystal Palace 4-0 to leapfrog Liverpool and go second in the divison, while Leicester City are sitting third.

It is extremely tight at the top, with just three points separating the top four teams and both Tottenham and Everton lurking just behind that pack.

It may have been a disappointing day for Liverpool, who have now gone three Premier League games without a goal, but Keane still fancies them to win the title agian.

The Manchester United legend recognises that Jurgen Klopp’s side are far from their best at the moment, but expects them to burst back into life and get their hands on the trophy again.

‘I’m still sticking with Liverpool,’ Keane told Sky Sports of his title prediction. ‘Obviously they’ve had a difficult spell for them because of the standards they’ve set in the last few years.

‘Their attacking players are brilliant, I’ve said they’ve lost their spark but I think they’ll get that back.

‘We’ve seen every team have their ups and downs this season.

‘I think they have enough quality, enough energy, I look at Klopp, I’m sticking with them.’

It appears to be one of the most open title races in recent memory, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Man City all with very high hopes of success.

Manchester City were in tremendous form against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty Images)

Keane feels Leicester are genuine contenders as well, but has written off the chances of Spurs and Everton, who are fifth and sixth respectively.

‘Leicester you have to look at them, Leicester will be delighted the way they’re going along, absolutely brilliant,’ said the Irishman.

‘I wouldn’t be including Everton, forget Everton in terms of winning the title, I don’t think they’ll last the pace.

‘Still too many doubts about Spurs. The teams we’ve all mentioned, I can’t see beyond them.’

The relentless Premier League schedule continues in the coming week, with all the title contenders in action again.

Leicester host Chelsea on Tuesday, Man City are home to Aston Villa and Man Utd go to Fulham on Wednesday, then Liverpool welcome Burnley to Anfield on Thursday.


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