Wayne Rooney has explained why he thinks Liverpool will beat Manchester City to the Premier League title this season.
Manchester United legend and boyhood Everton fan Rooney certainly has no reason to favour the Reds, but the former England captain believes they are looking even sharper than they did last season – a campaign which they crowned with winning the Champions League trophy.
Asked for his title prediction, Rooney – who is set to return to English football with Championship side Derby County in January – told iFL TV: “In my opinion, Liverpool look the strongest,” Rooney reluctantly said.
“City are a fantastic team.
“I think Liverpool have improved on last year, whereas City have stayed at that level of great consistency, so I think Liverpool.”
Asked for his thoughts on Everton’s recent struggles – with Marco Silva’s side most recently losing to Burnley, extending their losing streak in the Premier League to four games – Rooney backed the club to rise back to where they belong.
“The players are too good at the club to be where they are in the league, and once results start coming, of course they will definitely get out of it.”
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