The 2016-2017 Premier League is the 25th season of the event, and it began on 13th August. There are twenty teams competing, with three teams being promoted from the Championship. Burley was the first club to be promoted to the Premier League after beating Queens Park Rangers 1-0. Also in the league are Middleborough, who drew 1-1 with Brighton and Hove Albion, and Hull City who beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0.
Liverpool FC has big competition, and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is working to ensure that they have the best team prepared for the league. On 4th August, it was reported that Piotr Zielinski, a Udinese and Poland midfielder, was working with Klopp to come to a deal – though the Udinese owner, Giampaolo Pozzo, was not so keen to negotiate any kind of deal with Liverpool.
Klopp signed Sadio Mane and Giorginio Wijnaldum, strengthening his midfield, while selling some unneeded players such as Joe Allen, Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe and Marin Škrtel.
The team is already worrying the competition, too. Manchester United 1992 hero Phil Neville believes that Liverpool will be the title contenders in this year’s Premier League, and that there could be up to five teams battling it out in the 2016-2017 League campaign. With so much speculation, Betway’s Premier League betting odds are becoming particularly interesting for people all over the UK.
Neville also told Sky Sports that he is particularly concerned about how much influence Jürgen Klopp has over Anfield. In this interview, he said:
“Seven is probably stretching it. I don’t think there will be seven (teams involved in the title race) but I do think there will probably be three, four, maybe five.”
He went on to explain:
“So I think Man United, Man City and I think Liverpool will be there or thereabouts. As a Man United fan, Jürgen Klopp worries me a little bit. He is a good manager.”
Not everything appears to be going Liverpool’s way, though. Recent hopes about Jese Rodriguez joining the Anfield club seem to have been dashed, with the player looking to be moving to Paris Saint Germain instead. Hopefully though, Klopp can pick up the slack with striker Daniel Sturridge who had to contend with injuries last year, but still scored eight times during his 14 Premier League appearances last year. Sturridge has since announced that he intends to become the Premier League’s best striker this year, and wants to achieve it with Liverpool.
Premier League betting is in full swing, and Betway is offering great odds on who will win the first matches. With Klopp gearing up to be a title contender in this year’s competition, Liverpool’s odds to win the league are going to be interesting to watch, and we’ll find out whether Neville is right to be worried about Klopp’s success as manager.