During an interview with TEAMtalk, Robbie Savage overlooked Arsenal and named Liverpool as the primary contender against Manchester City for the Premier League crown.
At present, the Merseyside club lead the league standings with 45 points. Following closely in second position is Aston Villa, lagging behind Liverpool by just two points.
Manchester City, often referred to as the Cityzens, hold the third spot, trailing Liverpool by a margin of five points. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s position is just beneath Guardiola’s squad, determined solely by goal difference.
With over half of the season completed, observers anticipate a thrilling title race, given the competitiveness displayed in the initial phase of the campaign.
When asked if Liverpool are serious title contenders this term, Planet Sport ambassaor Savage said: “They’ve got a great chance of winning the title.
“The reason being – they know how to win the league. The manager knows it, some of the players know it, they’ve already been the distance.
“If you look at Arsenal, I thought they might be Man City’s biggest challengers but now, after their last two defeats, I’m not sure.
“Arsenal haven’t been ‘the distance’ yet, but Liverpool have and that’s the big difference between them.
Mo Salah Absence Could Shatter Liverpool’s Title Chance
Savage holds a positive outlook on Liverpool’s prospects for securing the title. However, he expresses concerns regarding the potential absence of Mohamed Salah due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Salah’s involvement with Egypt could result in his absence from Liverpool matches. The duration of his absence hinges on Egypt’s performance in the tournament, with the possibility of him missing up to three games.
Savage added: “The big question is, how much will Liverpool miss Mo Salah when he goes to play in the Africa Cup of Nations?
“He’ll be unavailable for the games against Bournemouth and Chelsea and if Egypt reach the final, he could miss Liverpool’s game against Arsenal at the beginning of February.
“Salah will be a huge miss for Jurgen Klopp and his team. For me, he’s one of the all-time Premier League greats considering the amount of goals he’s scored – not as a number nine but as a winger.
“He will be missed greatly in those two or three games – depending on how far Egypt go in AFCON.
“However, I do think Liverpool are Man City’s biggest title challengers due to the fact that they’ve been there, know how to win it, and have a brilliant manager.
“I think it’s between those two. I’ll stick with Man City as my favourites for now.”
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