Michael Owen reckons Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea will challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title next season.
After missing out to City by a point last season, European champions Liverpool have been dominant this term, securing the title with a record seven games to spare, winning 28 of 31 matches.
It will be a difficult task to retain their title next campaign with City likely to spend in the summer as they look to belatedly replace Vincent Kompany.
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Chelsea have already signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner for next season and could continue spending, while Man Utd look to have improved under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the last six months.
“I think they’re [Liverpool] a very, very strong team that’s probably going to be strong for some time,” Owen told Premier League Productions.
“[But]That’s not to say they can’t be caught. Manchester City are a phenomenal team and if they turn it on we’re going to have a great title race.
“Manchester United are the first team outside those two that spring to mind because they’re improving at a rapid rate. Chelsea are showing a lot of intent with their signings.
“They’ve been banned from signing players for some while but now they’re making a big splash and they’ve got some youngsters coming in. Frank Lampard looks like he has the bit between their teeth. There’s lots of teams that look like they could do it [challenge] but I think they’re the main two [as well as City].”
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