Gary Neville names the only club that can challenge Man City and Liverpool | Soccer

Gary Neville thinks we could have a three-horse race for the Premier League title (Picture: Getty/YouTube)

Gary Neville believes Tottenham are the only team capable of challenging Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title this season.

City and Liverpool have dominated the league for the past five years, with last season’s title race coming to a close as the Citizens narrowly beat the Reds to victory.

Much of the same is expected for the next campaign, but given the signings Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal have made over the summer, the battle for the top spot could be more open.

However, Neville believes only Spurs have a chance of upsetting City and Liverpool at the moment, and even then he’s not giving them great chances.

“I think Ivan Perisic [is a good signing]. I have Tottenham Hotspur finishing third in my head. Because of Perisic, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison added to [the mix of] what they already have,’ the former Manchester United captain said on The Overlap podcast.

“They already have Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son who are world class. They have two world-class players in mind, and they’ve now added Perisic and Richarlison.

Tottenham Hotspur announce new signing of Ivan Perisic

Neville believes Spurs new player Ivan Perisic will have a huge impact this season (Picture: Getty)

“I think Tottenham are the only club that could challenge, they won’t finish above Liverpool, but they could if somehow Liverpool falter or hurt Virgil Van Dijk then Tottenham could [challenge]. It’s the only club that could potentially do it.

Tottenham have splashed the deal in a bid to finally end their trophy drought, and with serial winner Antonio Conte in charge there is real belief the club could have a very successful season.

However, while Jamie Carragher, also speaking on The Overlap, shares a similar view to Neville’s, he believes that Tottenham’s participation in the Champions League, which the club fought so hard to secure last season , might actually get in the way of them in the new campaign.

“I’m a big fan of Antonio Conte, and I think it’s great to have him in the Premier League,” the Liverpool legend said.

‘One thing I would say could stop Tottenham [from doing well] it’s if they’re doing well in Europe, because if you look at Conte’s record even when he was at Chelsea, when he didn’t have Europe and he got them [the players] for the full training week and the way he trains, you all know the tough workouts.

“But I think his record if there are a lot of games to come in Europe, there is a lot more difficulty.”

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