Tim Sherwood believes other teams below Liverpool are playing “catch-up” for the Premier League title
Former Premier League-winning captain Tim Sherwood believes other teams in England’s top flight are playing catch-up to Liverpool and Manchester City.
Sherwood, who played under Reds legend Kenny Dalglish at Blackburn Rovers, feels Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are miles ahead in terms of their ability to manage and the teams at their disposal.
The 53-year-old, speaking on behalf of 888sport (h/t Liverpool Echo), is of the opinion that other teams in the league can’t compete with the Merseysiders and the Cityzens. The managers of the two teams have already established themselves within their clubs.
“Those two managers are really difficult to challenge because they’ve got the players and the experience now of getting over the line. So everyone else is playing catch-up.”
Klopp and Guardiola were already two of the best managers in the world before stepping foot in England. Here, the duo have managed to strike up an intense rivalry and dominated the league.
Sherwood, who’s also played for Tottenham Hotspurs, is looking forward to seeing what the North Londoners do under Antonio Conte. Chelsea are another side the 53-year-old is keeping an eye on alongside Manchester United under Erik ten Hag.
But the former Aston Villa manager doesn’t see other teams having a chance with Klopp and Guardiola at the helm of last season’s top two. He feels supporters of other clubs just want the two managers’ tenures in England to be over with.
“I want to see Klopp and Guardiola here forever, because I love them. But if you’re a supporter of another club, whether that be Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham or Arsenal, you just want them to leave to give everyone else a chance.”
Liverpool and City have been the two sides playing consistently at the top of their game for a few years now. The last five Premier League winners have come from the two sides. And their rivalry has turned into entertaining viewing.
The Reds have also been involved in three of the last five Champions League finals. The Merseysiders won the trophy back in the 2018/19 season.
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