Bent makes Premier League top-four prediction and backs Chelsea to finish above Liverpool

Bent backs Guardiola’s City to win the league Getty Images)

Former Tottenham and England striker Darren Bent has made his Premier League top-four prediction and is expecting Manchester City to claim the title.

Liverpool will have the tough job of attempting to keep hold of their crown off the back of an incredible season in which they lost just three games and amassed 99 points.

The Reds have only added backup left-back Kostas Tsimikas to their ranks so far, while their rivals have been busy in the transfer market.

Manchester City have brought in winger Ferran Torres and centre-back Nathan Ake, while Chelsea have done extraordinary business in recruiting the likes of Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva.

Manchester United have also strengthened in signing midfielder Donny van de Beek, while Arsenal have added Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes to their squad and will be looking to break back into the top four after their disappointing eighth-placed finish in the last campaign.

Bent is expecting Man City to win their third Premier League title under Pep Guardiola, with Chelsea, Liverpool and United making up the rest of the top-four.