Gary Neville sends honest message to Liverpool fans about Premier League title
The Man United legend admits he never wants to see Liverpool win the Premier League title again
Gary Neville has admitted that he never wants Liverpool to win the Premier League title.
The Reds haven’t won the English top-flight crown since the Premier League’s inception in 1992-93 as Liverpool’s 27-year wait to be crowned champions goes on.
Gerard Houllier’s Liverpool outfit finished in second place in the Premier League in 2002-03 campaign when Arsenal pipped the Merseyside outfit to the title.
The Reds came close to Premier League glory under Rafael Benitez in 2008-09 but Neville and his Manchester United team-mates finished four points ahead of their rivals.
Luis Suarez scored 33 times in 31 games to leave Liverpool on the brink of a Premier League title with three games to play before a disastrous 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Anfield.
Liverpool appointed Jurgen Klopp as Brendan Rodgers’ successor in October 2015 but the German coach has a lot of work to do to transform the current side into champions.
The ex Borussia Dortmund boss guided Liverpool to a fourth-place finish in his first full season in charge but their defensive issues have undermined a positive start to the 2017-18 season.
Former Manchester United defender Neville unsurprisingly revealed that he hopes Liverpool will never win the Premier League again.
“I never want them to win a league ever again,” Neville told Stretty News TV.
“I was commentating on Sky a few years ago when City and Liverpool were going for the league, and travelling to Anfield to do the games towards the end, you could feel the tension.
“Being a United fan, winning the league for the first time [in Neville’s lifetime] – it was like that in Anfield… Building.
“They beat City. There were queues of fans coming to watch the team come in. And then the Chelsea game came, and they upset Jose because they wouldn’t move the game from the Sunday to the Saturday.
“I always remember doing the commentary on that match and Jose came out, beard overgrown, looking like he’d not slept, tracksuit on, looking completely un-Jose-like.
“And he was at it. He was not going to let them ever, ever win that match. They’d annoyed him, they’d pissed him off. And I always remember thinking that cost them, that.
“There was a relief, actually, in some ways.
“I didn’t want them to win the league because it’s too deep routed but hate? No. Hate means I’m waking up everyday thinking about it.”
Liverpool are in fifth place in the Premier League table.