Scholes predicts two-horse title race after “worrying” Liverpool display

Three points separate Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City at the Premier League’s summit, but Paul Scholes expects only two of those teams will go close in the title race

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Defending champions Manchester City be “frightened” and “worried” by Liverpool’s eye-catching form.

That is the verdict of Paul Scholes, who predicts City and the Reds will battle it out for the Premier League title this season while Chelsea fall short.

Thomas Tuchel’s Blues lead the top flight after nine rounds of fixtures with just two points separating them and City in third, with Liverpool sandwiched in-between.

Many expect the Champions League holders will mount a formidable challenge for domestic glory this season after the £97.5million signing of Romelu Lukaku.

However, Chelsea were beaten 1-0 at home by City in late September as Pep Guardiola’s side sent a stark reminder of their enduring quality.

Liverpool, meanwhile, been in brilliant form of late, winning 5-0 at Manchester United on Sunday after an impressive victory at Atletico Madrid and thrashing Watford via the same scoreline.

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Paul Scholes claims Manchester City will be concerned by Liverpool’s form

Old Trafford legend Scholes confessed it was “devastating” witnessing United thrashed by their arch-rivals as he tipped Liverpool to duel City for the title.

“I think it’s a devastating day for the Premier League,” said Scholes of the Red Devils’ drubbing. “Seeing Liverpool go to Old Trafford and win so convincingly, I think it will make City worry.

“Chelsea… I’m not sure, they have been great and I think they are better than I actually give them credit for but I think it’s between Liverpool and Manchester City.

“I think City watching that today, in the Champions League or the Premier League, that will frighten them.”

Liverpool are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League this season, although they have drawn with Chelsea, City and Brentford.

The historic victory at Old Trafford marked Klopp’s 200th win as Liverpool manager and will make fans dream of winning a second Premier League title in three seasons.

Mohamed Salah was the Reds’ hat-trick hero against United and declared his side have the vital experience to be crowned champions.

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“We know what it takes to win the Premier League, we did it two years ago. A big win here but still only three points,” said the Egyptian sensation.

“We try to win each game and try to win the title. We need to play to win everything. From our heads from pre-season, we need to win the Premier League and hopefully we go for that.

“After half-time we were talking in the dressing room to just keep going and score as many as we could.”

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