Manchester United legend tips Liverpool to win the Premier League

This is a pretty bold claim.

Jurgen Klopp on the touchline for Liverpool
Anfield leader Jurgen Klopp won't be joined at Anfield by Mario Gotze Image Picture Richard Heathcote/Getty

A Manchester United legend has made the bold claim that Liverpool stand a good chance of winning the Premier League this year.

Dwight Yorke signed for Manchester United in 1998 from Aston Villa and played for the club for 4 years; winning the Premier League title three times, the FA Cup, Champions League and Intercontinental Cup in that time.

The former Trinidad and Tobago striker was asked who he thinks could win the league this year and he has named United’s rivals Liverpool as one of the main contenders this year.

Speaking exclusively to 888sport Yorke said: “This is the year where four, even five, teams could win it. It’s very hard to predict who is going to win which is a good thing because in seasons past it was easy to say who would finish in the top two.

“That’s not the case anymore and Liverpool have a genuine chance of winning the Premier League this year that’s for sure.”

Liverpool host Manchester United in the Premier league on Monday night and Yorke knows it will be a big game for both sides: “Mourinho is a man who has been around with great success and if he plays the right team and system we will get something from it.

“There is more fluency in the side now but under Klopp Liverpool are full of confidence and playing some good football now. Going to Anfield is never easy as I know from my experiences there.”

Yorke retired from football back in 2009 after being released by Sunderland where he played for three seasons.

Read the full 888sport interview with Dwight Yorke, including his thoughts that Southgate’s disrespect of Rooney was a disgrace.

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