Shaun Goater picks Premier League top three, makes bold Liverpool prediction

Shaun Goater and Paul Dickov during the Premier League Live event

Shaun Goater has backed Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United to finish in the Premier League top three.

Shaun Goater - Southend United warms upShaun Goater

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.

The Reds got the better of the Spanish giants 4-0, thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Divock Origi, Marko Grujic and Javier Mascherano (own goal).

Shaun Goater - Southend United celebrates promotion with trophyShaun Goater

Shaun Goater - Southend United celebrates promotion with trophyShaun Goater

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 during the Premier League Live eventShaun Goater and Paul Dickov

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