Gary Neville: Why Arsenal, Liverpool FC are so similar

The Manchester United legend identifies the similarities between Arsenal and Liverpool FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville believes Arsenal and Liverpool FC are similar in terms of their defensive weaknesses.

The Reds have been one of the Premier League’s most entertaining teams in the 2017-18 season so far.

Indeed, Liverpool FC have scored 50 goals in 22 games, which is four goals more than Manchester United.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded 25 times, just one goal fewer than their top-four rivals Arsenal.

Liverpool FC are in fourth place but within three points of Manchester United in the race to secure a Champions League spot.

Klopp made Virgil van Dijk the most expensive defender in the world after Liverpool FC spent £75m on the Southampton defender.

Former Manchester United defender Neville is still concnerned about how Liverpool FC’s defence can cope with high pressure moments.

“They are fantastic going forward. They have similar traits to Arsenal,” Neville told his Sky Sports podcast.

“They are good going forward. [But] you always wonder if their defence can handle the big moments.”

Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup on Sunday following a 4-2 loss to Nottingham Forest in the third round on Sunday.

Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

The Reds signed four players in the summer transfer window, as well as agreeing a £48m transfer fee to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig next summer.

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