Man Utd hero Roy Keane refuses to change mind on Premier League title prediction

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Roy Keane is refusing to change his mind on this season’s Premier League champions and the former Manchester United captain is still tipping Liverpool to retain the title. Manchester City put themselves firmly back in contention with an impressive 3-1 win on the road at Chelsea yesterday and this now looks like one of the most open races in years.

Liverpool travel to Southampton tonight and must respond following two successive draws with West Brom and Newcastle.

The pressure is now on the Reds with Manchester United, Leicester, Man City and Tottenham all breathing down their neck and waiting for another slip-up.

Pep Guardiola’s side were back to their best in west London and are set to embark on a favourable run of fixtures in the coming weeks.

City are set to face Brighton, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at home in their next three fixtures.

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Trips to West Brom and Burnley are then sandwiched in between a home fixture with bottom of the table Sheffield United.

But despite City’s favourable run, Keane has decided to stick with Liverpool for his title prediction, after being asked by Sky Sports presenter Dave Jones.

Keane said: “On the title? I’m sticking with Liverpool.

“I think City. I think United are doing really well.

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“It’s certainly the most exciting looking leagues we’ve seen in the last 15-20 years.

“There’s also Leicester, Tottenham. The top two I said a couple of months ago and I’m going to stick with Liverpool and City.”

Meanwhile, former City defender Michah Richards believes his old side are more likely to win the title than United.

He said: “No, they’ve not go a better chance [United than City]. They’re playing very well and I’ve give a lot of credit to Manchester United in the past couple of weeks.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserved great credit for the way he’s turned it around as he was under huge pressure.

“I really am a fan of him. He’s brought the confidence back to the squad.

“I just think at the back they’re conceding too much chances and that could cost them towards the end of the season.”

Liverpool host United on January 17 at Anfield in a match that could have a huge say in the Premier League title race.

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