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Sportsmail experts Martin Keown, Micah Richards and Chris Sutton preview new Premier League season

Premier League football returns this weekend with the opening fixtures in the 2020-21 season. 

It promises to be another thrilling season as Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool defend their title with Manchester City, Man United and Chelsea hoping to challenge them. 

Ahead of the new season, Sportsmail’s experts MICAH RICHARDS, MARTIN KEOWN and CHRIS SUTTON have their say on the forthcoming Premier League.  

Liverpool won the Premier League title last season – but who will in the new campaign which gets underway this weekend? 

Will Man City close the gap on Liverpool? 

RICHARDS: Yes, without a shadow of a doubt. City simply won’t throw away the number of games they did last season. Nine defeats — that was absolutely mind-blowing! I’m not taking anything away from Liverpool’s achievements last season but I just think it will be a proper race to be champions this year, as it was in 2018-19 when only a point separated them at the end.

SUTTON: I’d be amazed if they didn’t. I wrote a column when Liverpool clinched the title branding them the most emphatic champions we’d ever seen. More emphatic than the City Centurions, 5,000-1 Leicester and the Arsenal Invincibles (sorry Martin). It…