Liverpool “bottled it” last season as they narrowly missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City, according to their former player El Hadji Diouf.
The Reds finished just a single point behind Pep Guardiola’s side as they lost a fascinating duel for the Premier League crown.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have started this season in perfect fashion, winning six out of six matches to start the campaign and currently find themselves five points clear at the top.
However, Diouf thinks City are still “team to beat” and finds it hard to believe that Liverpool could have a similar season again.
“I don’t see them doing as well as they did last season,” Diouf told FourFourTwo.
“They had the chance to win the league title, they had it in their hands and then let it slip. They were seven points ahead around Christmas – how City got it in the end beats my mind. As they say in England, I think they bottled it.”
Diouf added: “If you have only one defeat in a whole season, surely you can’t say that you didn’t win the league.
“It’s hard for me to imagine them having such a similar season and coming out as champions. City will be the team to beat once again.”
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