Liverpool are Man City’s bogey team, says Kyle Walker

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The pair were asked to pick their Premier League predictions ahead of the new season. "In the higher teams in the top tier, when they play in all competitions, you need this kind of competition".

In a study conducted by ESPN, Intel and the University of Bath, Liverpool have been deemed as the most unlucky team of last season's Premier League, with Manchester United named as the most fortunate team in the division.

The algorithm does not factor transfers, so Liverpool's league-topping £176.9m spent on players this summer could influence the standings as the season progresses.

They could yet be joined by Celtic, who are aiming to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage, plus Burnley, Rangers, Hibernian and Welsh minnows TNS, who are still alive in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds at the time of writing.

The 52-year-old is also tipping Jose Mourinho's Manchester United and Tottenham Hostspur to finish in the top four.

Talking of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp's men completed their pre-season schedule with a 3-1 victory against Italian side Torino last night.

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Sarri's side then round off their pre-season campaign against Lyon at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday (8.05pm). He scored nine goals with three assist last season to help Palace stay in the premier league .

The Gunners's current deal with Puma expires next year and the Mail says they will sign an agreement with adidas that will be worth £60m a season over five years.

City broke a number of records in 2017/18, with their Premier League points tally hitting the 100 mark in what was an unprecedented achievement. He said: "It wasn't a unanimous decision to do it, so there's bound to be some dissent still around".

Football League clubs will be able to do both until the end of August, though.

"It doesn't take away from City's excellence, but we want the season to go to the last", said Scudamore.

"I speak to clubs who say: "This is fantastic, we knew what the deadline was and we've worked to that".

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