Roy Keane changes his Premier League title prediction after Arsenal draw vs Man City | Football

Liverpool are two points clear at the top of the Premier League after beating Brighton (AFP via Getty)

Roy Keane has named Liverpool as his new Premier League title favourites after Arsenal’s draw with Manchester City on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side came from behind to beat Brighton 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday before City and Arsenal played out a goalless stalemate at the Etihad Stadium.

Sunday’s results mean Liverpool now sit two points clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League, while champions City sit third and three points off the leaders.

Keane initially tipped City to retain their title but the former Manchester United captain now feels Liverpool have the advantage due to their attacking threat.

‘I think Liverpool, I’d have them favourites,’ Keane told Sky Sports.

‘Arsenal second favourites with their goal difference. City with their injuries and the strain of everything – Champions League coming up, same as Arsenal – [third favourites].

‘Every time I watch Liverpool, we can look at one or two faults they might have, but they get so many chances every game, they’re going to score lots of goals.

‘I’ve said Man City but what I’ve seen recently, I’m going to go with Liverpool.’

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (L) and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (R) in the technical area Manchester City v Arsenal

Arsenal and Man City have lost ground to Liverpool in the title race (Shutterstock)

Meanwhile Gary Neville insists he is sticking with his prediction that Arsenal will win their first Premier League title since 2004.

‘We knew before the international break who was in form,’ Neville said.

‘Arsenal were in the best form. Liverpool were hanging on a little bit towards the end. Arsenal’s performance levels were really high. What happens in the next week is critical because you’re going to need good form going into that run-in.

‘I said Arsenal at the start of the season and I’m not going to shift now because I think all the teams are still in it.

‘But if Liverpool win at Old Trafford they’ll be in great shape mentally because you win a big game like that it has a massive impact on you. But it’s still a long way to go beyond that.

‘I genuinely think Man City could win all nine games, that would be enough I think.’

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