Gary Neville: Why I can’t criticise Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp

The Man United legend defends Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino

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

Gary Neville is adamant that Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur are both progressing under the current managers despite a lack of silverware.

Liverpool FC have reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2009 but Premier League leaders Manchester City stand in their way of a last-four spot.

The Reds are on course to finish in the Premier League’s top four in successive seasons under Jurgen Klopp thanks to a 10-point cushion over fifth-placed Chelsea FC.

Tottenham ended an 28-year winless run at Stamford Bridge last weekend thanks to a 3-1 victory over the defending Premier League champions to cement their top-four spot.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have qualified for the Champions League in the last three seasons, although Tottenham squandered a strong position to lose 4-3 on aggregate to Serie A giants Juventus.

Tottenham are in the FA Cup semi-finals but will have to get past Manchester United to secure a place in the Wembley showpiece.

Former Manchester United defender Neville defended Klopp and Pochettino over their lack of silverware since taking over the reins at Liverpool FC and Tottenham.

“When I look at the job Pochettino and Klopp are doing… but they haven’t won a trophy in two or three years,” Neville told his Sky Sports podcast.

“I couldn’t say they’re doing bad jobs because they haven’t won a trophy. They are getting [in the] Champions League.

“There is progression. They are finishing in positions they have never done [before].”

Liverpool FC and Tottenham played out a 2-2 stalemate at Anfield in their most-recent meeting.

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