Pele is backing Brazil stars Alisson and Roberto Firmino to lead Liverpool to glory in the Premier League.
The Reds have yet to be crowned champions in the Premier League era, with the club’s last title triumph coming in the 1989-90 season.
But Jurgen Klopp’s squad has been boosted by heavy investment ahead of the new campaign, the club breaking the world record for a goalkeeper to sign Alisson from Roma, while Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri have also arrived at Anfield.
Alisson’s arrival also means that Liverpool once more boast two Brazil internationals, after Firmino was left to fly the flag alone in January when Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona.
“It’s the start of the Premier League today,” Pele wrote on Twitter. “Who do you think will win? I think it’s the year of Liverpool, Alisson and Firmino!”
The news that Pele has thrown his weight behind their campaign might not be too welcome around Liverpool, as the three-time World Cup winner has a history of wayward predictions.