Gary Neville predicts the team will most likely challenge Man City for the title next year
Despite a tough challenge for Arsenal until the penultimate weekend of this season, the former Manchester United defender has explained why Jurgen Klopp’s side are best suited to attack in the 2023/24 season.
The number of clubs with real ambitions to win the league could run out after the summer amid problems with regular hopefuls Tottenham and Chelsea, leaving United, Liverpool and Arsenal as the likely candidates, while a team from Newcastle Liga struggles with the return to the Champions League.
For Neville, the key to the challenge lies in “a match of quality and mentality”, starting with a manager capable of rivaling Pep Guardiola.
“Manchester City players have real quality, that goes without saying, but in the most difficult moments they are able to put together a run and overcome difficult challenges,” he told Sky Sports.
“It takes a lot, it needs a manager to guide them and provide stability. Other clubs need to look at this model – it happened at Manchester United under Alex Ferguson, at Liverpool under Bob Paisley and Bill Shankley, and Arsene Wenger had a stint at Arsenal.
“You have to be a great manager and have a great group of players to be able to do this consistently well [City] have. That’s what the other teams have to strive for.
“At this point Liverpool are the ones who have proven it over the past five, six years.
“I know Arsenal have come close to City this year but the only team I can say that have proven they can come close to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.”
“They’ve fallen well below their standards this season, but you don’t know if they’ll come back to those standards next season – because they’ve proven before that they can.”
https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/gary-neville-premier-league-champions-man-city-arsenal-liverpool-b1082634.html Gary Neville predicts the team will most likely challenge Man City for the title next year