Liverpool have been backed to be crowned Premier League
champions this season by the man who knocked them off their perch.
Legendary Manchester United
manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes the Reds will reign supreme over Manchester City once the season is over come May.
Ferguson's belief is because he backs United to take points off City when the two teams meet at Old Trafford on April 24.
All of this is according to Jonathan Walters who made the claim after speaking with his old team-mate and former United defender Phil Bardsley who spent time with Ferguson during the week.
'I was chatting with Phil Bardsley and I'm gonna drop a name here, he was sat with Sir Alex Ferguson,' Walters told BBC Radio 5 Live's Football Daily podcast
'He sat with him and he thinks Liverpool are going win it.
'He thinks Liverpool because he thinks United will get something out of the City game.'
As things stand in the table, Liverpool are on 85 points having played 34 games. They are two points clear of City who have a game in hand.
City's next Premier League match is at home to Tottenham in the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday, while Liverpool travel to Cardiff on Sunday afternoon.