Jurgen Klopp Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool manager

Liverpool currently lead the Premier League race but they have suffered their first defeat of the league season last week at the hands of Manchester City.

This loss means that the likes of City and Spurs have moved within touching distance of Liverpool while Chelsea theoretically still remain in the race.

But according to football pundit Graeme Souness, only Liverpool and Man City will remain in the title race while both Spurs and Chelsea will crash out.

Here’s why:

“City and Liverpool will know that to win the league this is how they must continue playing until the end of the season because there is no guarantee of there being any let-up from their principal rival,” he told the Sunday Times(as reported).

“If you are deducing that I have just reduced this Premier League to a two-horse race then you are absolutely right. Tottenham are a fine team and certainly close enough to be considered as contenders but I can’t see them winning the title.

“Heung-Min Son will head off to the Asian Cup after Spurs’ game against Manchester United a week from now. Depending on how far South Korea progress, Son could miss games against Fulham, Watford and Newcastle.

“Imagine if Harry Kane were to pick up an injury while Son is away – to whom would Tottenham turn for goals?

“I rule out Chelsea because they do not have a centre-forward who is going to score 20 to 25 league goals.

“Liverpool’s four-point lead leaves them in the box seat. There is no certainty in this two-horse race but the leaders are slight favourites.”

Liverpool currently have a point gap at the top of the table while Man City sit second and Spurs on the third spot. Chelsea occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot on the Premier League table.

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