Liverpool, Arsenal or Man City? Rio Ferdinand reveals who he wants to win Premier League title | Football

Pep Guardiola is looking to win a record fourth Premier League title in a row with Man City (Photo: Getty)

Rio Ferdinand still believes Manchester City will win the Premier League title ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool – but they’re not the side he wants to triumph.

As it stands, just a point separates the three clubs at the top of the table, with this perhaps the tightest title race in the competition’s history.

On Wednesday night, the Gunners went top following a 2-0 win over Luton Town, while the Citizens thumped Aston Villa 4-1.

The Reds will be expected to go back to the top on Thursday night when they host bottom of the league Sheffield United.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s games, Ferdinand maintained that City would be the ones lifting the trophy come May, although he admitted he would prefer it to be someone else.

‘On paper, I think Man City have got the easier run-in and experience is going to play a big part,’ the Manchester United legend told TNT Sports.

‘Liverpool have three away games against teams that you wouldn’t say are big teams [Fulham, Everton and West Ham] but three away games [in a row] are difficult. Aston Villa away as well and obviously Manchester United away at the weekend.

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Arsenal have one top of the table after beating Luton (Photo: Getty)

Arsenal have the toughest run-in and Man City… I’ve said this from the beginning of the season and I’ll continue to say this now [they are favourites].

‘I don’t want them to win it, I’ve got to be honest!’

Put to him that he didn’t want any of the three clubs to win, Ferdinand responded: ‘I’d take Arsenal winning it right now. Over Liverpool and Man City, 100 per cent. It’s not a difficult one for me!’

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Liverpool will go back to the top with a win over Sheffield United (Photo: Getty)

On paper, City have the toughest task as they must come from behind to win, but this is something they have done several times before, including last season, and it is for this reason that Ferdinand thinks they will triumph.

He added: ‘I don’t think it matters to them [being the chasers]. When you’re in that position experience counts for a lot.

‘But what I would say is that momentum is key. They drew at the weekend and that’s a huge disappointment from a Man City perspective because they expect to win every game here.

‘They need to get back on that journey of being consistent and churning out win after win. If Man City win today the momentum will swing to them because of that experience.’

After getting the three points against Villa, City will be expecting more of the same on Saturday when they travel to out of form Crystal Palace.

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