Pep Guardiola insists Premier League champions can get better

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However, the three pundits who did not pick City - Ian Wright, Ruud Gullit and Martin Keown - all predict that Liverpool will win the Premier League in 2018-19.

Scudamore, 58, told BBC Sport that, by waiting a year, English football's top tier will have "more chance" of successfully implementing the technology.

"But it was done for the reasons the clubs wanted to do it, for the purposes of not having a situation where clubs are threatened with players leaving to go to other Premier League clubs".

Gullit rates Liverpool now ahead of champions Manchester City after their summer spending spree. I think the feeling is that he wants to stay.

The Reds have won the previous three encounters, including last season's Champions League quarter-final meeting. From next season it will be quicker, much slicker, and we will be closer to cracking the communication to make sure fans in the stadium and at home know what is going on.

However, he also, maybe surprisingly, thinks Newcastle United will repeat their top half finish, despite a lack of ambition shown in the transfer market.

Perseid meteor shower: how to see shooting stars this weekend
Perseid meteors tend to be brighter than others so the shower is ideal for anyone wishing to see their first "shooting star". The shower is expected to peak on the night of Sunday August 12, though Saturday and Monday will also offer excellent views.

At least 543 rescued from Indonesian volcano after natural disaster
The rescuers managed to recover the corpse of Muhammad Ainul Taksin, a 26-year-old Thai hiker, who died of head injuries. Among the dead are one Malaysian, with six injured, the Malaysian foreign ministry said.

Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist boat
Freedom was the second boat of the "Freedom Flotilla" to be intercepted en route to "break the blockade" on Gaza, organizers said. In addition, Hamas is believed to be holding two Israeli civilians who scaled a border fence and entered Gaza.

Liverpool's business in the transfer window sees them enter the new campaign as the team most likely to challenge Man City.

"However, individually the players can improve", Guardiola said during the Sky Sports Premier League launch.

With so many incomings, Chelsea will need to trim the squad and the prominent candidate for a move away seems to be French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The arrival of November is marked by another cracking double header, as Bournemouth v Manchester United (Saturday, November 3rd, 12.30pm) provides a fascinating aperitif to the Arsenal v Liverpool showdown.

"They are an exquisite team now".

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