Roy Keane backs team to beat Chelsea to third place

Roy Keane
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Manchester City and Liverpool faced each other in a Community Shield clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.

Liverpool defeated Man City 3-1, in what was a very brilliant football on display from the two sides.

Over the past 5 years, Liverpool and Man City have won the Premier League, and former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane is backing Liverpool and City to fight for the title this season.

Chelsea finished third last season, but Roy Keane doesn’t see Chelsea fighting for the top three this time.

Roy Keane has rather backed Tottenham to finish in 3rd, and he believes that they are the only side that can push City and Liverpool.

“I look around the Premier League and Tottenham are the one team that will think they can get in the mix this season, but Liverpool and City are a class apart,” Keane told ITV.

“We saw what they are all about again in this game. The passing and movement was top class and even though Klopp said they weren’t at their best, I thought this was a great game between two outstanding teams.

“They will be one and two in the Premier League again this season and it’s just a case of what order they will be in.”

“Spurs might be closest to them this year, but Manchester United? I just don’t see it. I hope they prove me wrong, but they don’t look good enough for me,” he added.

“This has been a good day for Liverpool. A new striker [Darwin Nunez], good habits to get into winning, other teams might be sitting watching this thinking are these teams going to ease off?

“Not with Pep and Klopp in charge, the hunger and desire from both teams. Klopp got a big smile, looks refreshed, got a new contract – good luck stopping these teams.”