Gary Neville picks out Man United qualities in Liverpool FC team

Gary Neville says the current Liverpool FC team share some of the qualities that Sir Alex Ferguson's great Man United teams had

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Gary Neville
Gary Neville (Photo: Sky Sports)

Gary Neville believes there are similarities between the current Liverpool FC side and the great Manchester United teams under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Premier League leaders were 3-1 winners against defending champions Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday thanks to goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Liverpool FC are eight points ahead of their closest rivals Leicester City and Chelsea FC following an incredible start to the 2019-20 Premier League season.

The Reds have only dropped two points in 12 league outings after a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford last month.

Liverpool FC have already rescued 10 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, which has effectively given the Reds their lead at the top of the table.

Klopp’s men netted a late equaliser at Old Trafford before Jordan Henderson and Salah scored in the second half to overturn Harry Kane’s opener in a 2-1 win against Spurs at Anfield.

Liverpool FC’s most dramatic win of the season came at Villa Park earlier this month, when Andy Robertson equalised in the 87th minute before Mane secured a 2-1 victory in the fourth minute of added time.

Former Manchester United defender Neville revealed that he can see some of the same qualities in the Liverpool FC team that were present in Ferguson’s title-winning sides.

“Manchester United fought for 20-odd years to get a title back and keep it away from Liverpool, the one club that can compete with United in terms of global fanbase, scale, tradition, history, success,” Neville told Sky Sports. “If they get a Premier League title under their belt, they become a real power.

“In football, when a group of fans love a manager, love a group of players and you see that triangle of the manager, players and fans coming together, it’s so powerful. It’s a spirit that’s difficult to break.

“It’s painful to watch because this Liverpool team have a lot of the qualities from the Manchester United teams I was part of; winning games late, that never-say-die attitude, looking desperate very single time to win the ball back, celebrating every goal like it’s the last goal they will ever score.

“As a Manchester United fan it’s awful to be at Anfield watching it, but you have to respect it. I watch football all the time and you see teams that are struggling to connect with their fans, or managers. We must recognise when a team is very good, and this Liverpool team is very good.”

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