With many teams set to be deadly next season, can Liverpool defend their title?
The Premier League Title Race Next Season is Set to be Great
Liverpool coasted to a league title in a record-breaking campaign this season. It’s a shame that they won’t get to celebrate it in front of their fans that shouldn’t take anything away from their astounding win.
The lingering question being posed is did they actually face strong enough competition from fellow top-six rivals? While Liverpool were impervious all season, it is clear that they their competition was also lacking.
Next season rival teams will be eager to knock Liverpool off their perch.
Manchester City will be the closet challengers next season. This season’s runners up were the closest competition to Liverpool, and yet according to coach, Pep Guardiola, they vastly underperformed. To meet his high standards, Manchester City should challenge for the Premier League again next season.
Although the coronavirus pandemic might mitigate any boisterous spending City have in mind they are still one of the richest clubs in football and will be able to boost their squad. Previous seasons have shown that City are not afraid of spending in the market to boost performances. They still have to spend to replace players such as Leroy Sane and David Silva, while also signing a defender to replace Vincent Kompany. If they are able to fill these holes, they will be a force to be reckoned with.
Manchester United too might feel they have a shot to challenge for the title. They have been impressive since signing Bruno Fernandes and have a young squad that is continually improving, which is just a signing or two away from being elite. United are currently on an eighteen game undefeated streak, they have made leaps and bounds since the beginning of the season, and they will only continue to get better.
Chelsea too has a young team and the one thing that has haunted them this season is the lack of experience. Frank Lampard‘s team have made moves already with the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. They are also linked to many other players, including Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz. This season they didn’t spend any money in the transfer market, after this splurge they’ll be sure to be a tough side.
Even Tottenham and Arsenal who sit at eighth and ninth respectively, look to go into next season greatly improved. Both teams haven’t played a full season under their current managers. Once the team is given time to adjust to tactics, and the managers can make the transfers they need, these sides should be completely upgraded.
And of course, Liverpool will still be an amazing team next season. This should make for an amazing title race and overall Premier League season.