Gary Neville offers controversial advice to Liverpool FC

Gary Neville feels it would be in Liverpool FC's best interests to go out of the Champions League

Gary Neville
Gary Neville (Photo: Sky Sports)

Gary Neville believes that it would be in Liverpool FC’s best interests to go out of the Champions League next week.

The Reds are currently focused on trying to move back into top spot in the Premier League table after having been overtaken by Manchester City at the weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s men are currently one point clear at the top of the Premier League table with nine games left to play as the title race hots up.

Liverpool FC will take on Bayern Munich in the return leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Wednesday next week as they look to bounce back from their goalless draw at Anfield last month.

However, former Manchester United defender Neville seems to feel that a Champions League exit to Bayern Munich could actually help their Premier League title bid.

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, Neville said: “Getting points on the board is a big advantage. I always thought that if Liverpool could win the league this season then they’d need a clean fixture list.

“I’m going to say it: go out against Bayern Munich. That sounds like madness.

“Of course, you’d never play to lose a game but it will be in Liverpool’s favour if they have a clean run as they can get everyone fresh.

“City have got a couple of FA Cup games, where Liverpool could go five or six points in front. That’s tough to pull back in the closing weeks.

“This title race is still 50-50.”

Liverpool FC will first turn their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their home clash against Burnley at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds are looking to bounce back from the frustration of their goalless draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend as they look to get their title bid back on track.

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