Jose Mourinho says that “clearly” Liverpool and Manchester City are destined to fight it out for the Premier League title this season, and has doubted whether any other side can challenge the top two.
Both won again on Saturday, with City seeing off Brighton 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium to briefly go to the top of the table, only for Liverpool to follow that up by dispatching Burnley 3-0 at Turf Moor to maintain their 100 percent start and return to the summit.
The Reds set a club record with that victory, which was their 13th in succession in the Premier League across both the end of last season and the first four games of this one.
Mourinho, who is working as a pundit for Sky Sports this season, had initially suggested that it would be a four-way tussle for the title this season, joking that the teams involved would be Liverpool, City, Tottenham and City’s ‘B’ side.
Speaking to the channel ahead of Sunday’s clash between Arsenal and Tottenham, the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss revised his prediction and said that the league is set for another tussle between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s sides.
“I think both (Arsenal and Spurs need the points),” he said.
“We were having a laugh at Old Trafford in the first fixture of the season. I was having the joke of Man City B, Spurs, Liverpool and Man City.
“Just three or four weeks later, we understand clearly Liverpool and Man City are going to finish first and second, or second and first. Can Tottenham or Arsenal be there? They push for it, I think today is very important for them to win.
“If they don’t do it, the distance just after four weeks is the distance that impresses a little bit.”