WWE superstar Rusev is confident Liverpool will beat Manchester City but that win won’t make them favourites for the Premier League title.
The Reds and City will collide at Anfield on Sunday (4.30pm) in a match that could be crucial in both teams’ title hopes but The Bulgarian Brute believes the race will remain wide open regardless of the result.
The former US Champion, who is a Real Madrid fan, expects Jurgen Klopp’s men to pip the Double champions 3-2 – which would be pleasant news for his friend and fellow WWE superstar Sheamus, who is a big Liverpool supporter.
The heavyweight athlete hopes Liverpool will finally win the league after a heartbreaking finish last season that saw them coming up short to City, despite only losing one match in the entire campaign.
Rusev told Express Sport: “The Premier League is my favourite thing to watch.
“Even though I am a Real Madrid fan I can definitely say that any Premier League game that’s on TV I can watch [because] it’ll be exciting to be behind that game.
“So Sheamy [Sheamus] is my best friend and he is a huge Liverpool fan.
“So I kind of have to support that, so I will say Liverpool win.
“So it will be sort of like 3-2 Liverpool, I would say.
“And I really hope they win the league this year.
“Last year was a heartbreak but this year it’s gotta be their year.”
However, Ruev is adamant that a win for Liverpool won’t automatically make them favourites for the title, even though they will gain an eight-point lead at the top.
The 34-year-old grappler points out that Klopp’s men will still have a lot more difficult matches ahead of them and are likely to suffer some losses along the way.
Rusev added when asked if a win would make Liverpool the favourites for the title: “Absolutely not.
“I think it’s a race until the last game.
“Even though they are eight points ahead they may lose a couple of away matches.
“I don’t think you can write them [City] off by any means.”
WWE Superstar Rusev posed in his own life-sized toy box at Argos Leeds Headrow store. The WWE Wrekkin’ Performance Center Playset and other selected WWE toys are available with 20% off, plus get an additional 20% off the discounted price with the code TOYS20 until 00.59 on Tuesday 12 November at argos.co.uk