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The Liverpool Offside's 2016/17 Premier League Predictions

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With Liverpool's season kicking off this weekend with more money spent by Premier League clubs than ever before, can you predict what will happen in the 2016/17 season?

Can Liverpool soar this season?
Can Liverpool soar this season?
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Last season heralded the arrival of the one who made us belief again: Jürgen Klopp. After the former Borussia Dortmund manager arrived in early October to replace Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool fans eventually saw what impact the real deal could make in a short time at the club. It wasn't enough, however, to secure a trophy despite two finals. With the new Premier League TV deal, more money is being spent than ever before by top flight clubs desperate to get ahead.

Could anyone predict the success of Leicester City last season? Judging by our 2015/16 predictions, the anwer seems quite clear. Without any further prattling, here's how The Liverpool Offside's writers see 2016/17 unfolding.

Chuck (CStars)

Top eight in order: Manchester City (Pep is something else), Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea (third if they sign Romelu Lukaku and a top centre back), Arsenal or Tottenham (can't split them), Leicester City, West Ham United or Everton
Three relegated teams: Burnley, Hull City, and Watford or West Brom (Middlesbrough might just stay up, so picking a third team is very difficult)
Premier League top scorer: Sergio Agüero (default pick)
League Cup winner: Crystal Palace
FA Cup winner: Liverpool
Europa League winner: West Ham United (Bilić, Ayew, and Payet to shine in particular)
Champions League winner: Bayern Munich (Ancelotti and last season's pick)
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the domestic cups? Win the FA Cup and reach the quarter-finals of the League/EFL Cup.

Noel

Top eight in order: Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, West Ham, Stoke City
Three relegated teams: Hull City, Sunderland, West Brom
Premier League top scorer: Harry Kane
League Cup winner: Liverpool
FA Cup winner: Stoke City
Europa League winner: Athletic Bilbao
Champions League winner: Atlético Madrid
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the domestic cups? Win the EFL Cup and reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Matt

Top eight in order: Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United, Leicester City, Stoke City
Three relegated teams: Hull City, Sunderland, Burnley
Premier League top scorer: Divock Daniel-Origi Sturridge
League Cup winner: Tottenham
FA Cup winner: Liverpool
Europa League winner: Swedish meatball vendors
Champions League winner: Atlético Madrid
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the domestic cups? Win the FA Cup. League Cup semi-final.

EJ (Emre's Brylcreem)

Top eight in order: Liverpool, Tottenham, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham, Manchester United, Stoke
Three relegated teams: Burnley, Hull, Middlesborough
Premier League top scorer: Daniel Sturridge
League Cup winner: Someone in the Championship
FA Cup winner: Liverpool
Europa League winner:
Champions League winner: Barcelona
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the Europa League and domestic cups? Win the FA Cup, lose in the semis of the League Cup.

Audun (Khaine)

Top eight in order: Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd, Spurs, West Ham, Stoke
Three relegated teams: Hull, West Brom, Sunderland
Premier League top scorer: Sergio Agüero
League Cup winner: Manchester City
FA Cup winner: Liverpool
Europa League winner: FC Porto
Champions League winner: Barcelona
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the domestic cups? Quarter finals in the League cup, winners of the FA Cup.

Jordan

Top eight in order: Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Spurs, West Ham, Southampton
Three relegated teams: Sunderland, Watford, West Brom
Premier League top scorer: Daniel Sturridge/Divock Origi/Danny Ings
League Cup winner: Spurs
FA Cup winner: Liverpool
Europa League winner: I really wanted to put Hearts but being a Hibs supporter stayed my hand so we're gonna go with Internazionale. Because I'm daring and Hibs definitely isn't gonna win it.
Champions League winner: Barcelona
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the domestic cups? Winners of the FA Cup, semi-finals of the League cup (this isn't what I want to be honest, but let's go with it).

Steph (EpicSkyline)

Top eight in order: Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Leicester, Manchester United, Stoke City
Three relegated teams: Sunderland, Burnley, Hull City
Premier League top scorer: Harry Kane
League Cup winner: Southampton
FA Cup winner: Liverpool
Europa League winner: Schalke, because I don't know, why not?
Champions League winner: Barcelona
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the Europa League and domestic cups? Quarterfinalists in League Cup, winners FA Cup.

Kevin (SaintGrobian)

Top eight in order: Manchester Unit- (tases self), Manchester City, Leicester, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Stoke City
Three relegated teams: Burnley, Hull City, Burnley
Premier League top scorer: Sergio Agüero
League Cup winner: West Ham
FA Cup winner: Tottenham
Europa League winner: Napoli
Champions League winner: Bayern Munich
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the domestic cups? FA Cup semi-final and League Cup quarter-finals.

Tito

Top eight in order: Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton, Leicester
Three relegated teams: Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Southampton
Premier League top scorer: Sergio Agüero
League Cup winner: Liverpool
FA Cup winner: Arsenal
Europa League winner: Internazionale
Champions League winner: Real Madrid
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the domestic cups? Wins EFL, loses in quarter-finals of FA Cup. Or the other way around. Can anyone really predict which teams are going to care?

Zach

Top eight in order: (Oh look! Kool Aid!) LIVERPOOL, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Southampton, Everton
Three relegated teams: Bournemouth, Hull City, Sunderland
Premier League top scorer: Sergio Agüero
League Cup winner: Manchester United (Just like Mourinho to win a cup no one cares about simply out of spite for everyone)
FA Cup winner: Chelsea
Europa League winner: FC Midtjylland (assuming they qualify)
Champions League winner: Barcelona
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the domestic cups? Semifinal in the League Cup to maximize the annoyance of losing, and Round 5 of the FA Cup. But who cares because we're winning the league, right?

Dan

Top eight in order: Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Leicester City, West Ham
Three relegated teams: Sunderland, Swansea City, Hull City
Premier League top scorer: Sergio Agüero
League Cup winner: Liverpool
FA Cup winner: Sunderland
Europa League winner: Celta Vigo
Champions League winner: Barcelona
Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the domestic cups? All the way in the League Cup and then a FA Cup semi-finals loss to Sunderland.

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But what we think will happen is only half of it. We want to know how you see the upcoming season unfolding. So, please share your predictions for the season and any other thoughts you might have in the comments.

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Bonus question: How far will Liverpool go in the domestic cups?