Premier League

Frank Lampard Backs Manchester United and Liverpool as Premier League Title Contenders

By Amreen
Frank Lampard believes Liverpool will be Premier League title challengers next season
Frank Lampard believes Liverpool will be Premier League title challengers next season / Jan Kruger/Getty Images
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Frank Lampard has backed Manchester United and Liverpool to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title this season.

The former Chelsea boss has claimed that the race for the title is "wide open" this year, calling United's new signings as "impressive" and expects them to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side challenge for the league title.

Lampard also tipped Liverpool to have a much better season than the last term especially with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez returning to the fold after being out for almost the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign.

When asked whether he expects the title race to be between Chelsea and Manchester City, he told Sky Sports News: "No, I don’t think you can discount Manchester United. They were not far off last year and they’ve gone again and I think brought in really impressive signings.

"And I think Liverpool will be the same. They missed huge players through injury for a big part of last season and the year before they were one of the best teams we’ve seen in the Premier League. So you definitely can’t discount those as much as you can’t discount the teams pushing those from beneath or just behind."

City completed a British-record £100million signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, and Lampard's former team, Chelsea, are on the verge of making a club-record signing of their own, as they look to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge for a fee believed to be in the region of £97m.

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