Liverpool legend Graeme Souness feels Jurgen Klopp’s team can create a dynasty.
Souneess says the team’s youth gives them an excellent chance of staying ahead of the pack.
He told Sky Sports: “We didn’t have one single rival during my time at Liverpool. Each year it was someone different. Nottingham Forest had a couple of remarkable years. Aston Villa had a remarkable year. Ipswich had a good team and Manchester United challenged us one year.
“But there wasn’t one obvious challenger. Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United… they will all want to climb the table in the next few years, but I still think City will be Liverpool’s strongest challengers.
“What I would say is that, given the ages of the players in that Liverpool squad now, given where they are, given the manager they’ve got and the structure in place around the team, they have the potential to go on and become serial winners.
“These players, especially the goalkeeper and the defenders, could play together for another five years easily. That is a great place to be in, knowing you’ve got that foundation. The signings they have made have been off the charts and Jurgen deserves huge credit for the work he has done.”