The Reds are the only team to challenge Manchester City in recent seasons. The Citizens have won four of the past five league titles.
Liverpool secured the trophy back in 2020 to disrupt Manchester City's dominance. With that being the case, Chilwell has made it clear that the Reds and the Citizens are the benchmark of the competition.
As quoted by Anfield Watch on Twitter, he told Football London the following: "City and Liverpool have set the bar, for maybe the last five years, which every other team in the league is aspiring to get at. I’d say we’re the closest to them, and we’re aspiring to get on the same level as them.
"We showed in patches last season that we could compete with them, but it's that consistency that they've shown — they're not just one-season wonders. They've done it season-in, season-out for the last five years."
Anfield Watch Verdict
We completely agree with Chilwell that both Liverpool and Manchester City are the two best sides in the Premier League.
We also agree with the defender that Chelsea are the closest side to the Reds and the Citizens. The Blues finished in third-place in the table last season.
However, Chelsea did finish 18 points behind runners-up Liverpool. So, they are quite a way off both the Reds and Manchester City.
Therefore, we only expect the Reds to go to another level this season.