Former Tottenham and QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes Liverpool can beat the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United to the Premier League title next season.
The Reds have been in inspired form in 2015 having bagged a league-leading 20 points so far this year to thrust them back into the race for a top four finish. They’re just two points off of Manchester United who currently occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.
They could have been on course to repeat their push for the title last season had they not endured such a slow start to the current campaign in the aftermath of Luis Suarez’s departure to Barcelona.
However with summer signings such as Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic finding their feet and Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho getting back to their best, Redknapp believes that Liverpool have all the ingredients to be near the very top next time round.
He told TalkSPORT: “Next year they will be bang up there again.You look at the front three, when Sturridge is back in there with Coutinho and Sterling.
"Amazing pace, the ability to beat people and to do something fantastic - when you have got three players like that in your team, you have always got a chance. Things weren't going well and Brendan has gone to three at the back with the wing-backs and it has worked a treat for them.”
Southampton confident over Clyne contract talks
Southampton are hoping to sit down with Nathaniel Clyne in the coming days to discuss his future with the club, boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed.
The England international has been linked with a move to both Manchester United and Chelsea after some stellar performances at St. Mary’s this term.
“The contact is between Les Reed [Southampton’s executive director] and the agent and Clyne, but I think after Wednesday it's a good time to talk about that of course, we like to know what his decision is about the future," Koeman told reporters.
Di Maria denies exit rumours
Manchester United record signing Angel di Maria has angrily denied reports that he’s looking to leave the club, and insists he’s happy at Old Trafford.
The Argentine has looked uninspired of late after his lightning quick start to life with Manchester United. He’s been linked with a switch to Paris Saint-Germain but says that’s not true.
He is reported as saying: I've been happy ever since I arrived at Manchester United. Hopefully I can stay here for many years."