Sport Be afraid, Liverpool! Pele tips Reds for Premier League title

19:35  10 august  2018
19:35  10 august  2018 Source:   goal.com

Pele backs Liverpool to win the Premier League title

  Pele backs Liverpool to win the Premier League title As endorsements go, getting one from arguably the greatest footballer of all time isn’t a bad one and that’s exactly what Liverpool have got as they look forward to the start of the new Premier League season. Brazilian legend Pele took to social media to tip Liverpool to win the Premier Leauge title and give his backing to a couple of his fellow countrymen. Twitter: It’s the start of the @PremierLeague today. Who do you think will win? I think it’s the year of Liverpool, Alisson… https://t.co/L2NpvcN8fd (@Pele) The business that Liverpool did in the summer, bringing in Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri, has given the squad some much-needed strength in depth and although Manchester City are still huge favourites, the Reds have made strides to ensure that they too can fight for the title. The Reds get their season underway against West Ham at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, and they’ll be looking for a repeat of the performance against the Hammers in the last campaign, where they ran out as 4-1 winners.

Mo Salah scored his 32nd Premier League goal of the season, breaking the record for a 38-game season, as Liverpool secured a top-four finish with an easy win at Anfield.

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Pele, Jurgen Klopp © Provided by Goal Pele, Jurgen Klopp

Pele is backing Brazil stars Alisson and Roberto Firmino to lead Liverpool to glory in the Premier League.

The Reds have yet to be crowned champions in the Premier League era, with the club's last title triumph coming in the 1989-90 season.

But Jurgen Klopp's squad has been boosted by heavy investment ahead of the new campaign, the club breaking the world record for a goalkeeper to sign Alisson from Roma, while Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri have also arrived at Anfield.

Alisson's arrival also means that Liverpool once more boast two Brazil internationals, after Firmino was left to fly the flag alone in January when Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona.

Pele tips Brazil stars to lead Liverpool to Premier League glory

  Pele tips Brazil stars to lead Liverpool to Premier League glory Liverpool's capture of Brazil goalkeeper Alisson has persuaded Pele to pick the Reds to win the Premier League title.Pele is backing Brazil stars Alisson and Roberto Firmino to lead Liverpool to glory in the Premier League.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman believes Liverpool have a good chance of sealing Premier League glory The Reds went top of the table prior to the current international break, following a 6-1 mauling of Watford at This has the potential to be the most fascinating Premier League title race in history

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Liverpool spent more than any of their rivals in the Premier League in the last transfer window and, while they finished fourth last term, 25 points behind champions Manchester City, Pele believes 2018-19 will finally be their year - and tipped their Brazilian contingent to make the difference.

"It's the start of the Premier League today," Pele wrote on Twitter. "Who do you think will win? I think it's the year of Liverpool, Alisson and Firmino!"

The news that Pele has thrown his weight behind their campaign might not be too welcome around Liverpool, as the three-time World Cup winner has a history of wayward predictions.

Famously, he tipped an African team to win the World Cup before 2000, while backing Nil Lamptey to become the 'New Pele'.

And in the 2002 World Cup he predicted Argentina and France would go all the way to the final, only to see both giants eliminated in the first round - while his own nation won the title despite Pele's opinion they would not make it out of the group stage.

Liverpool, beaten finalists in the Champions League last term, open their Premier League campaign at home to West Ham on Sunday.

Palace boss Hodgson tips Salah to enjoy another strong season .
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is expecting Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to enjoy yet another impressive campaign in the Premier League. The Eagles manager spoke to the media ahead of his side’s clash against the Reds at Selhurst Park on Monday night and, as quoted by Sky Sports, was quizzed on whether he felt Salah would be able to replicate last season’s heroics. “There’s no doubt in my mind that he will be good this season because of the qualities he possesses.” Hodgson alluded to the heights of expectations and demands that will now surround Salah’s role for the Reds but was full of praise for the Egyptian and his Liverpool teammates. “But of course for him and his club, people will keep cranking up expectations and that’s not a great thing to have to deal with either for the player or the club.” “You’re playing against players who cost a lot of money, players who have a very strong pedigree, players whose technical ability is very good, whose physical capacity is good.” Crystal Palace won their opening day fixture against Fulham with an impressive 2-0 victory. Liverpool, however, also secured three points on the first weekend of the Premier League season, sweeping aside West Ham with a 4-0 win. Former Liverpool boss Hodgson is evidently expecting a difficult test for his side when Jurgen Klopp’s side come to Selhurst Park on Monday but will be hoping to see his men keep the Reds’ attacking force at bay. “I don’t know that you can necessarily stop them for 90 minutes from getting anywhere near your goal – that might be too strong an objective.” “But we hope we can keep them quiet enough for us to get enough of the ball and cause them enough problems to get a result in the game, it really isn’t more complicated than that.

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