Gerrard backs Liverpool to finish as runners-up in Premier League

Liverpool’s former captain Steven Gerrard is feeling confident that the club will be part of the Premier League title race this summer.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has recruited three new players this summer so far, in the form of Dominic Solanke, Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson.

The transfer window has not gone that smoothly for the Reds, though, with rumoured targets Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk still at their respective clubs, while the future of Philippe Coutinho remains in doubt. With the Brazilian’s exit looking likely, SportNation.bet have boosted the price of Liverpool to win the Premier League to 20/1.

Despite this, Gerrard has decided to stay positive and believes that the new signings and the current crop of stars can finish second behind Manchester City in the league this season.

The Mirror quotes Gerrard as saying:

“Liverpool look really dangerous on the counter. If they can learn how to break teams down at home and defend a bit better, I think they are a force.”

The ex-England captain believes that Liverpool’s arch rivals Manchester United will claim third place, while reigning champions Chelsea will sneak fourth.

Liverpool, who secured the final Champions League spot in the 2016-17 campaign, will begin the new season with a trip to Watford on Saturday and you can keep up to date with all the Liverpool in comings and outgoings at SportNation.com.