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EPL: Eriksson tips Man City to retain EPL title

Wolverhampton Wanderers' French defender Willy Boly (2L) shakes hands with Manchester City's French defender Benjamin Mendy (2R) after the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO

Former England manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson has predicted that Manchester City will win the English Premier League trophy this season.

According to the Swede, the title holders will retain it while Liverpool will finish second in the race.

File photo: Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (R) takes on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ English defender Ryan Bennett (L) during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO

“I’ve always been a Liverpool fan,” Eriksson told Sky Sports.

“I can say that now, I couldn’t say that when I was in England but I was always since I was (young).

“My father as well, he is 90, still a Liverpool fan. But I still think City will win it.”

Eriksson has managed City, Mexico, Ivory Coast, Leicester, Guangzhou R&F, Shanghai SIPG and Shenzhen FC since leaving the England job behind in 2006.

And he has since turned down offers to coach the Iraq and Cameroon national teams.

Eriksson, however, did not rule out a return to management in future and cherished the idea of coaching Liverpool.

“In this job, you don’t have plans and you don’t go to the office and ask for a job,” added 70-year-old Eriksson.

“You’re offered a job or not.”

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