Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has accepted that Manchester City are favourites to win the 2019/2020 Premier League title, but insists it would not be a two-horse race.
Klopp's men ran City close last term, finishing just a point behind the eventual champions, who accumulated a total of 98.
The Reds, however, managed to win the Champions League, making up for their final defeat last year.
Their pre-season exploits have left a bit to be desired, as Klopp's men have won two of six matches and those victories came against lower-league opposition Tranmere Rovers and Bradford City.
Following defeats to Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla and a draw with Sporting CP, Liverpool were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Napoli on Sunday.
Klopp admits they need to improve ahead of a difficult campaign.
When asked if the Premier League will be following a similar pattern to 2018-19, the German told reporters: "Of course not.
"It became a two-horse race last year, but unfortunately there are too many good clubs in this competition. I think even City see it like this.
"They are the big favourite, and all the others try to beat them - and we are one of these teams.
"At least we should give it a try, but we have to play better football, and we will play better football, I know."