Steve Nicol comments on Liverpool and Tottenham season prospects

Steve Nicol

How will Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur fare in the Premier League this coming season?

Steve NicolSteve Nicol

Steve Nicol has told ESPN FC that Tottenham Hotspur have a better chance of having a successful 2016-17 season than his former club Liverpool.

Tottenham finished third in the Premier League last season and will feature in the Champions League during the 2016-17 campaign.

The North London outfit will be expected to challenge for a top-four spot and perhaps even the title this coming season.

Not many will expect Liverpool to compete with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City for the Premier League title. The Reds, though, will be aiming to finish in the top four.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino

Liverpool legend Nicol has suggested that Spurs should do better than Liverpool in the Premier League during the 2016-17 campaign.

When asked on ESPN FC why no one is giving Tottenham any love considering what they did last season, Nicol said: “I am not really sure.

“I think to have them on the same (odds) as Liverpool is a little bit harsh on them because at the end of the day if I want to compare the two sides, I still don’t know what I am going to get from Liverpool, and we absolutely know what we are going to get from Spurs, which to me means they have a better chance than say Liverpool.”

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

While Tottenham enjoyed a better season than Liverpool in 2015-16 and have arguably a better squad, according to bookmakers, Jurgen Klopp’s side have a better or the same chance of winning the league title.

Skybet and William Hill have given Liverpool odds of 8/1 to clinch the title, while Tottenham are sixth favourites with odds of 10/1. has given Tottenham and Liverpool the same odds of winning the Premier League title this coming season - 8/1.

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