Alex Ferguson's pick to win this season's Premier League title revealed

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has reportedly tipped Liverpool to win this season's Premier League title.

Jurgen Klopps side currently sit two points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the table having played a game more than their rivals.

Pep Guardiolas men face arguably the more difficult run-in than Liverpool and have to come against fierce rivals United at Old Trafford on April 24.

And according to former Republic of Ireland international Jonathan Walters, Ferguson thinks his former side will get something out of that mouth-watering fixture which will see Liverpool finally end their 29-yeartitle drought.

Fergie is backing Liverpool to lift the trophy come May because he thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaers side will get a result against City

Waltershas claimed that ex-United defender Phil Bardsley was told byFergusonthat he thinks Liverpool would win the title.

I was chatting with Phil Bardsley and Im gonna drop a name here, he was sat with Sir Alex Ferguson, Walters toldBBC Radio 5 Lives Football Daily podcast.

He sat with him and he thinksLiverpoolare gonna win it. He thinks Liverpool because he thinks United will get something out of the City game.

BothLiverpooland City kept pace in their enthralling title race yesterday afternoon.

The champions first picked up a 3-1 victory away at Crystal Palace, before Jurgen Klopps side ran out 2-0 winners at home to Chelsea.

Chelsea were the last Big Six opposition on Liverpools schedule this season, with just Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves remaining.

They took the lead on 51 minutes yesterday when Sadio Mane headed home from close range.

Mohamed Salah then sealed the victory two minutes later, firing in a terrific strike from the edge of the area that left Kepa Arrizabalaga hopeless.

And Reds gaffer Klopp says the Egyptians stunner blew him away.

Liverpool player ratings Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (centre) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

It blew me away, he said. I didnt think anything in that moment but I know I was really happy because I was in line with the ball and maybe I saw first that it would go in.

It was a really outstanding finish and I dont want to minimise that but I loved the first goal, too.

I was immediately reminded of the 4-3 against Borussia Dortmund. Hendo instead of Milly and Sadio instead of Dejan, but good team play, good cross, good header.

The performance was really good but you need the goals, and we got them.