Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes there are six teams ‘in contention’ to win the Premier League this season.
The Merseyside club are once again expected to be amongst the challengers at the top end of the division, having finished as runners-up to Manchester City by just a single point last season.
The two clubs were comfortably clear of the chasing pack last term, though Klopp insists as many as six sides could win the title in the coming campaign.
The Liverpool boss says both Arsenal and Chelsea, the latter boosted by the return of club legend Frank Lampard as manager, could challenge, whilst the German also believes local rivals Everton have improved following their impressive recruitment in the transfer window.
“I’d say there are at least six teams in contention,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “Everton, for example, have tried to stay very ambitious. They have done a lot and I think there are still maybe a couple of players to come in. They had a good team last year and they have improved, with very interesting signings.
“I don’t know where people get the idea that Arsenal will not challenge, that Chelsea will not challenge with Frank [Lampard] bringing complete excitement to the club.
“Okay, they cannot really be busy in the transfer window, but after years when all the young boys were on loan, now they finally bring them back and get the benefit of that. It’s like it’s made for a transfer ban. Now [Tammy] Abraham and all these other guys come back and it’s a fantastic team.”