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Martin Keown names ‘firm favourite’ to win Premier League title

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Martin Keown names ‘firm favourite’ to win Premier League title



Martin Keown rates Liverpool as ‘firm favourites’ to win the Premier League ahead of title rivals Arsenal and Manchester City.


Arsenal moved to the top of the table with a 2-0 win over Luton Town on Wednesday night but Liverpool will return to the summit if they beat Sheffield United tomorrow.


Defending champions Manchester City remain firmly in the title race and are just one point behind Arsenal following this evening’s 4-1 victory over Aston Villa.


Liverpool are attempting to win the Premier League in Jurgen Klopp’s final season at Anfield but face competition from a Man City side bidding to become the first team in history to win four successive league titles in England.


Arsenal, meanwhile, are hoping to end their 20-year wait for a Premier League title, having finished second last year.


‘Man City can win every game but that doesn’t mean they’ll be champions because Liverpool have the points,’ Gunners legend Keown said on TNT Sports.


‘If you look at Liverpool’s games, they just look better to me. The Manchester United game on Sunday is huge, if they win that I would be telling the players they can become Premier League champions.


‘When you look at their fixtures, that’s the one tough game for them, and they’ll want payback for the FA Cup game.


‘I just feel Liverpool, having those two points over Arsenal, it makes them firm favourites.’


Keown delivered his verdict on the Premier League title race before Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners against relegation-battlers Luton.



Hatters captain Tom Lockyer, who collapsed during a match against Bournemouth in December, was alongside Keown as part of TNT Sports’ punditry team.


‘It’s going to go right down to the wire, isn’t it?’ Lockyer said when asked for his take on the three-way title race.


‘The thing I think Liverpool and Arsenal will be worried about is that we know Man City can go on and win every game, they’ve proved that year after year. Whether they will this year? I’m not sure.’

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