Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater has predicted on social networking site that Liverpool will finish second in the Premier League this coming season.
Goater has backed his former club City to win the league title and Manchester United to come third.
As for the fourth and final Champions League spot, the former Bermuda international believes that it will be a fight between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
The 46-year-old made his predictions during Liverpool’s pre-season friendly match against Barcelona at the Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday evening.
#LIVBAR I've seen 5 min Liverpool will be in the top 3 come the end of the season.This season will be exciting with all the top managers.— Shaun Goater MBE (@OfficialSGoater) August 6, 2016
City will be backed by many to win the Premier League title this coming season, while United are going to challenge.
However, not many will expect Liverpool to finish as high as second in the Premier League table in 2016-17.
The Reds have a decent squad and can compete for a Champions League place, but it will be tough for him to challenge for the title.
Finishing second in the Premier League table this coming season may not be possible for Liverpool.
Shaun Goater and Paul Dickov