Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes a rejuvenated Liverpool can emerge as genuine contenders in this season’s Premier League race, reports said Friday.
The England striker, who fired a hattrick for United this week during their tour of the United States, said that Liverpool’s summer transfer activity would leave them better equipped to challenge for the title.
Liverpool have spent nearly £50 million in the close season, acquiring midfielders Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing as well as Scottish playmaker Charlie Adam from Blackpool.
With manager Kenny Dalglish also preparing further signings, Rooney thinks that the Reds could emerge as title contenders.
“I think they will challenge this time,” Rooney was quoted in British media reports as saying.
“They have made some really good signings, British players, and under Kenny Dalglish I’m sure they will be trying harder than they ever have done, fighting to be up there.
“They will think they have a chance of winning the title next season.”
-With The Daily Star input