Gary Neville says this is the challenge for Liverpool in the title race
The Manchester United legend delivers his verdict on Liverpool's prospects in the title race
Gary Neville has warned Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool’s biggest challenge in the title race will be contending with the sheer volume of games over the next month.
Liverpool battled to a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon to leave Jurgen Klopp’s side seven points behind leaders Chelsea.
James Milner broke the deadlock in the first half from the penalty spot after Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba handled the ball in David De Gea’s area.
Liverpool appeared to be edging towards a vital three points in the title race before Zlatan Ibrahimovic levelled with six minutes remaining at Old Trafford.
The 34-year-old guided a header past Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to rescue a point and keep their top-four hopes alive.
The Merseyside outfit will face Plymouth Argyle, Swansea City, Southampton and leaders Chelsea in their next four games before the end of January.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United, Neville revealed his concerns for Klopp’s men in the title race.
“The challenge for Liverpool is the games that they’ve got coming thick and fast. They’ve got Plymouth in the replay, Swansea [in the Premier League], the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final and then they have Chelsea. They’ve got a big run,” Neville said.
“They put an incredible amount of effort into that game. It’ll be interesting to see whether they’ll be able to repeat that with the disrupted weeks over the next few weeks. They will clear up towards the end of the season.”