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Shearer: One of Liverpool or Man City will be Champions

Fresh from a weekend which saw both Southampton and Leicester occupy top spot, while Spurs moved into the top four, the title still seems destined for Liverpool or Manchester.

At least that's according to Match of the Day's Alan Shearer. The former Blackburn and Newcastle striker was talking to the BBC about the potential for a more exciting title race this season but can only see it going to one of two places.

Predictably, those two places are either Liverpool or Manchester (City). He said: "I still see Liverpool and Manchester City as the standout teams in the Premier League and think one of them will win the title - but Leicester and Tottenham might have something to say about that.

"Southampton also spent some time on top of the table over the weekend and it is pretty refreshing to see some different teams up there. It certainly keeps things interesting and it's something that might last a bit longer too.

"The big thing that has stood out already about this season is how unpredictable it has been compared to previous years. Every team has had at least one bad day - including all of the sides I have just mentioned.

"That makes it exciting, and I don't see it changing anytime soon, partly because of the intense schedule and the number of injuries that clubs are going to have to cope with - which is turning into another common theme."

Liverpool finished the weekend in joint second with Spurs, albeit in third on goal difference, whilst Man City currently sit tenth, some way off the top.

But Shearer doesn't see the destination changing because of that and predicts that both will be the main challengers over the next seven months.

He added: "They [Liverpool] can still terrify teams when they pour forward and, like City, they are not going away anytime soon. This season may be unpredictable, but one of them will end it as champions, I am certain of that."

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