Gotze excited to watch Klopp and Guardiola's Premier League battle

Manchester City and Liverpool are expected to challenge for the Premier League title this season, and Mario Gotze cannot wait to watch.

Mario Gotze with Jurgen Klopp during their time at Borussia Dortmund.   -  Bongarts

Mario Gotze is excited to watch the battle between two of his former bosses as Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp go toe-to-toe for the Premier League title this season.

Guardiola's defending champion Manchester City is the favourite to retain its crown in 2018-19 and has looked in excellent form in the opening four matches of the campaign.

It trails Liverpool, Watford and Chelsea, though, after the trio picked up a maximum 12 points before the international break.

Klopp's Reds is seen by many as the main challenger to City and Gotze – who had four years with the Liverpool boss at Borussia Dortmund before joining Guardiola at Bayern Munich – believes it will be a close battle.

"This year it's going to be very exciting," Gotze told Omnisport

"It's pretty hard to predict anything when talking about the Premier League because of the liabilities the teams and the players have when playing in the Champions League and the other cups, too. 

"All these tournaments they have to play and it’s not easy to be the best in the Premier League.

"You have to play good football for a whole year to achieve that, but I think they can do it, both Pep and Klopp. 

"I think it's going to be very exciting and that they are definitely the favourites to win the Premier League title."

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