“I think there’s going to be two better teams than Liverpool this year” – Ben Foster makes bold claim about Premier League title race


Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster believes Manchester City and Chelsea will finish above Liverpool in the Premier League next season. Foster feels the Reds will miss Sadio Mane, with the winger joining Bayern Munich earlier this summer.

However, it is worth noting that he wrongly predicted that Jurgen Klopp's side would finish fourth in the league last season. They went on to finish second, just a point behind City. The Reds also lifted both the FA Cup and EFL Cup in addition to making the UEFA Champions League final.

Foster believes Liverpool deserve credit for their accomplishments last season. He said on his "The Cycling GK" YouTube channel (as quoted by the Liverpool Echo ):

"I just thought the season before they'd give their all and I thought they'd die off last season - they didn't die off last season they were up there all the way, live and kicking till the very last game of the season."

However, the 39-year-old also added that there will be two teams that are better than the Reds in the Premier League:

"I think it's understandable I put them fourth last season, this season I'm going to go for third. I think there's going to be two better teams than Liverpool this year."

"I think losing Sadio Mane, I think they're in a little bit of a transition period, I can't see them trying to be up there and about winning the Premier League - I just can't. I still think they'll do decent, third position."

The Englishman believes City will be crowned champions once again, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur completing the top four in that order. He backed Arsenal to end the season in fifth position while predicting a sixth- place finish for his former side Manchester United.

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