Manchester City will sign Napoli centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly to beat Liverpool to the EPL title next season, Robbie Fowler has said.
Fowler recently revealed that he expects more box office battles between the Premier League top two.
According to him, tackling the obvious problems at centre-half is crucial for City and he is convinced that the issue will not remain for long.
He added that too many clubs will pannick while Klopp dominates so he expects Pep to spend big on proven players that will deliver instant results.
His words, “City may have slipped slightly from their all-time great status of the past two seasons in the Premier League, but I’m convinced it won’t be for long,”
“By “not for long”, I mean not at all, because they’re rightful favourites to win the Champions League and FA Cup.
“I actually expect them to spend this summer now too, despite uncertainty around their potential European ban and the loss of revenue due to the pandemic. That, more than anything, is testimony to Liverpool’s greatness this season.
“I think a lot of clubs will have been panicked by Klopp’s dominance. You look at City’s transfer profiling and they have bought young players with potential for a few years now. Quality yes, but always younger, with room for development. But I can see them going out and buying Kalidou Koulibaly for big money, even though he’s almost 30.
“Central defence has been their weakness this season and they need to address it. I’m convinced they will address it. That will see them come back even stronger. That will see a challenge to Liverpool that the football world can relish. And I think it will take both of them beyond the rest.”
“We need box office. We need Ali v Frazier, Borg v McEnroe, Roy Keane v an empty room.
“Liverpool are box office. They have produced one of the greatest seasons in football history and I genuinely believe they can get better. They have a genius of a manager and an individual and team ethic that goes far beyond money and stardom.”