Thursday Jan 21, 2021. 12:00
Legendary Cameroonian full-back Lauren has tipped Manchester City to win the 2020/21 English Premier League title ahead of Liverpool FC and Manchester United.
United are currently placed at the top of the league with 40 points with second-placed City and third-placed Leicester level on 38 points.
The defending champions Liverpool occupy fourth place with 34 points and Lauren, who lifted two Premier League titles with Arsenal during his playing days, foresees a tight title race.
“This season is going to be tight. Liverpool will be there and I’m surprised at how well Manchester United have recovered but I believe that Manchester City will win the league,” Lauren told Genting Bet.
“They are slowly climbing positions in the league. The quality is there and at the end of the day when you have a squad with top players in your team, the easier it is to win things.
“I believe that the end of the year, they will be there and I think they will win because Liverpool have dropped now.,” he continued.
“They have dropped and are not comfortable and in the last games they lost heavily when you didn’t expect them to lose. They have dropped a little bit and they are not the same Liverpool as last year.”
Lauren does not see Arsenal’s archrivals, Tottenham Hotspur, who are placed fifth on the standings, winning the Premier League title this term.
“Tottenham have no chance of winning the league. They will be there in the European places and maybe even Champions League positions but I cannot see them winning the Premier League,” he concluded.
Lauren, who netted once in 24 international matches for Cameroon, also helped Arsenal clinch three FA Cups and two Community Shields.