Chris Hughton says he “wouldn’t put money on” Liverpool winning the Premier League.
Hughton’s Brighton & Hove Albion side face the Reds this weekend, with Jurgen Klopp’s boys currently four points clear of second-placed Manchester City.
Liverpool have lost their last two games, to City in the league and Wolves in the FA Cup, as they prepare to take on Brighton this weekend.
The defeat to City was their first of the 2018/19 season domestically, and they are currently favourites to win the title.
Hughton accepts that they are the frontrunners to lift the trophy, but he says he would not stake a bet on Klopp’s side being crowned champions.
“At this moment, I think they are favourites simply because of the points difference, and I think they’ve been outstanding,” he said, per The Independent.
“But you certainly can’t write off a Manchester City team that have been the best team over the last few seasons and arguably played the best football.
“I think Liverpool are favourites but I couldn’t tell you who will win it. And certainly, I wouldn’t put money on it.”
Brighton lost twice to Liverpool last season – to an aggregate score of 9-2 – but only lost 1-0 at Anfield earlier this term.
Liverpool know all about losing the Premier League title after taking a lead in the title race.
They famously collapsed in the 2013/14 season after surging ahead in the table, with City ultimately claiming the crown.
Hughton, thus, is perhaps wise to claim that he would not place a stake on them lifting the trophy.
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Pep Guardiola’s men are one of the finest football teams ever to play in England, while Tottenham also remain in the race, sitting just six points behind the Reds.
Of course, with their current lead, Liverpool have their destiny in their own hands, but games against teams such as Brighton have previously been the undoing of the Anfield outfit.
If they remain consistent, they will ultimately be champions, but City and Spurs are both breathing down their necks and any slip will surely be punished.