Gary Neville: Why Liverpool worry me ahead of Man United clash
The Manchester United legend says Liverpool have a massive advantage in the Premier League title race
Gary Neville admits he is worried that Liverpool could win the Premier League title this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are second favourites to win the English top-flight crown this season despite the Reds currently residing in fourth place in the Premier League table.
Liverpool have already beaten top-four rivals Arsenal and Chelsea at The Emirates and Stamford Bridge this term, as well as sealing an emphatic 4-1 win against reigning champions Leicester City.
The Merseyside outfit head into Monday night’s clash against Manchester United fresh from four successive Premier League victories to leave the Reds three points behind current leaders Manchester City having played a game less.
Former United defender Neville conceded that Klopp’s Liverpool crop have a massive advantage with no European football to distract them from a title bid.
“Liverpool worry me a little bit this season. There’s no Champions League, no Europa League and they’ve got fresh legs,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“Playing the way they play, I think it would be a problem for them if they were in Europe and having to repeat it every three or four days. But the fact it’s nearly one game per week is a massive advantage.”
Liverpool have never won the Premier League title but have finished as runners-up in 2009 and 2014.
The Reds finished in eighth place in the Premier League table in their first season under Klopp after the former Borussia Dortmund manager was appointed as Brendan Rodgers’ successor back in October.