Gary Neville: Liverpool didn’t bottle it but committed some no-nos

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville rubbishes the suggestion that Liverpool bottled the title

Liverpool didn’t bottle it against Chelsea but did commit some “absolute no-nos”, according to Gary Neville.

The Premier League leaders saw their 11-game run come to an end after Jose Mourinho’s side were 2-0 winners at Anfield on Sunday.

The Reds launched 26 attempts on Mark Schwarzer’s goal but failed to really test Chelsea’s second-choice goalkeeper despite having 63 per cent possession.

When you are chasing a game, you do not shoot from distance and you do not cross from deep areas unless you have big men in the box

Gary Neville

And Neville, who won eight Premier League titles during his decorated Manchester United career, felt Liverpool lacked cool heads in the second half at Anfield.

“Liverpool didn’t bottle it,” Neville told Sky Sports. Make no mistake about it. In the past it has been an easy thing to say.

“This was a team that ran out of ideas and did some absolute no-nos.

“When you are chasing a game, you do not shoot from distance and you do not cross from deep areas unless you have big men in the box.

“They had the most shots of the season from outside of the box and the crosses was the highest they had this season.

“Rodgers says he will never change his style of play and they’ll invest in the right way to play and get their rewards in the long run.

“But they’ve got to do the right things.”

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