Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is expecting Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United to pose a threat in the Premier League title race next season.

Tottenham have been one of the most active clubs in the summer transfer window with five new arrivals in Antonio Conte’s squad with Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Clement Lenglet, Richarlison, and Ivan Perisic all putting pen to paper, while Chelsea and United are also active in bringing in fresh faces.

Last season, a single point separated Manchester City from Liverpool at the top of the table, with third-place Chelsea a massive 18 points behind the frontrunners.

The north Londoners reclaimed their place in the Champions League next season following a remarkable effort from Conte, having inherited a side in November which were eighth in the table under former boss Nuno Espirito Santo (BBC).

Henderson is not expecting another two-horse race to happen again in the upcoming campaign due to the activity in the transfer market from some of the other big six sides.

He told The Times: “I never think it will be just us and City,”

“The other teams have strengthened. You look at Chelsea, they are strengthening, United will strengthen, Spurs have done so quite a lot so far. You look at other teams who are also going to strengthen.”

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It is not unrealistic to keep high hopes from Tottenham before the start of next season. Conte has done a good job by identifying his signings and hopefully they will prove to be shrewd acquisitions,

On paper, Spurs boast one of the best attacks in the top flight with a potential frontline of Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane and Richarlison, while also having the likes of Dejan Kulusevski and Lucas Moura.

Conte has made it clear that he isn’t here to make up the numbers and expects his Spurs side to compete for silverware, simply finishing fourth will not be enough to please the Italian.