How fans of the other 19 Premier League clubs predict Liverpool’s season

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As Liverpool prepare to embark on their latest Premier League adventure, rival fans have rated the Reds’ chances of glory in the 2018/19 campaign.

Jurgen Klopp and his players have enjoyed an excellent summer, winning seven of their nine pre-season friendlies and playing sparkling football along the way.

On top of that, the acquisitions of Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri have added enormous depth to an increasingly strong squad.

The main objective during Klopp’s reign to date has been to achieve a top-four finish, but expectations are now unquestionably greater.

Liverpool’s season starts on Sunday afternoon at home to West Ham and many believe it will be the first of 38 matches that result in a legitimate title challenge.

This is Anfield have spent the summer speaking to fans of the other 19 Premier League clubs, in order to discuss their respective seasons and the Reds’ chances of going all the way.

Among various questions asked, we called for each supporter to predict where Klopp’s men would finish in the table, with honest verdicts given—even from a Man United fan!

August 5, 2018 - The Premier League Trophy is on display during the 2018 FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium, London, England on 5 August 2018. (Credit Image: © AFP7 via ZUMA Wire)

Interestingly, 17 of the 19 fans think Liverpool will end the campaign as runners-up to Man City, with Pep Guardiola’s side still the definite favourites to defend their crown.

West Ham supporter Sean Whetstone has tipped the Reds to go all the way, however—there’s always been something likeable about the Hammers!

Chelsea fan Richard Long was the only person to predict a third-placed finish, although the Blues were fourth, highlighting his honesty.

It speaks volumes about Liverpool’s quality that nobody even thinks they will come as low as fourth—a position that has been more than respectable over the past two seasons.

The Reds are now a truly formidable team and they have gone up a further gear after last season’s march to the Champions League final.

It should be a spectacular season, one way or another.


Where the other 19 clubs think Liverpool will finish:

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Saturday, August 4, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the third goal during the preseason friendly match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Landsdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Arsenal: 2nd – “Nobody is getting close to City so we’re all playing for second.”
  • Bournemouth: 2nd – “This will be a huge year for the Jurgen Klopp project.”
  • Brighton: 2nd – “Up front, injuries permitting, they will be scary.”
  • Burnley: 2nd – “The strongest chance yet to push for the title.”
  • Cardiff: 2nd – “Liverpool will give City a real run for their money.”
  • Chelsea: 3rd – “Probably the best Liverpool team I can remember.”

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Saturday, August 4, 2018: Liverpool's new signing goalkeeper Alisson Becker celebrates the first goal during the preseason friendly match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Landsdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Everton: 2nd – “The gap will have been reduced significantly.”
  • Fulham: 2nd – “Keita should be a fabulous all-round midfielder for the Reds.”

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Thursday, July 19, 2018: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal during a preseason friendly match between Blackburn Rovers FC and Liverpool FC at Ewood Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Man City: 2nd – “Klopp sides thrive on momentum so that’s a genuine concern.”
  • Man United: 2nd – “Liverpool appear to have plugged a massive hole.”
  • Newcastle: 2nd – “Liverpool will be City’s main contenders for the title.”
  • Southampton: 2nd – “Enough quality to comfortably finish in the top four.”
  • Tottenham: 2nd – “It’s about time Jurgen Klopp won something.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the preseason friendly match between Liverpool FC and Torino FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Watford: 2nd – “The fans and players are united behind Klopp.”
  • West Ham: 1st – “I just have a gut feeling it will be Liverpool’s year.”
  • Wolves: 2nd – “If anyone can beat this City team, it’s them.”

Read all of our 2018/19 opposition previews here

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