That’s according to former Blues ace Pat Nevin.
The Blues and the Reds failed to qualify for the Champions League and the Europa League last season.
“If you’re not in Champions League football, you’ve got a big advantage”
And pundit Nevin reckons their lack of European football will help them in their hunt for the title this campaign.
“There are a couple of teams that have a wee bit of an advantage – particularly, Chelsea, Everton and Liverpool,” Nevin told Newstalk.
“If you’re not in Champions League football, you’ve got a big advantage.
“It’s going to be a big advantage this season because it’s going to be so tight. If it gives you an extra four or five points that could be enough to win you the league.”