Gary Neville issues warning to Chelsea about Liverpool

Gary Neville believes that Liverpool will be Chelsea's closest title challengers this season...

Gary Neville has warned Chelsea that Liverpool will be their closest challengers in the race for the Premier League title this season.

Chelsea have been the Premier League’s top performing team this season and currently lead the way at the top of the Premier League table after winning their last 13 top-flight games on the spin.

Antonio Conte’s men have established themselves as the firm favourites to win the title this term following their brilliant run in recent weeks.

However, Liverpool are gradually emerging as the team looking the most likely to stop Chelsea in their pursuit of the title this season.

And former Manchester United defender Neville has admitted that he has been very impressed by what he has seen from the Reds under Jurgen Klopp this term.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Neville said: “The job that Jurgen Klopp is doing there is outstanding. The one thing I would question is defensively, whether they can go and get the ultimate prize.

“But the improvement is there for all to see. They totally typify their manager in terms of what he demands and wants.

“You look at Liverpool now, with that energy in Lallana and Coutinho and Mane and Wijnaldum and so on, it’s a really good front six or seven they have to pick from.

“Can they do it? I think they’re the best challenger to Chelsea. The programme I think will allow them to prepare for games. I think that team would suffer if they were playing Thursday-Sunday.”

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Liverpool finished eighth and without a trophy last season following Klopp’s appointment back in October 2015.

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