Liverpool are having a great season, admits Man United coach Phil Neville
Manchester United coach Phil Neville is relishing Sunday's clash against bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford
Liverpool are having a great season, according to Manchester United coach Phil Neville.
The defending Premier League champions currently trail second-placed Liverpool by a staggering 11 points despite the Reds finishing in eighth position last season.
This year, Liverpool have had a great season and it’ll be a fantastic game but, as always, we’ll be looking for maximum points
Neville is well-accustomed to the ferocity of the north-west derby, having faced Liverpool 15 times during his career at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were 1-0 winners against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup earlier this season, and Neville expects a fantastic clash between the two sides.
“When I was in the United first team, Liverpool was the biggest game,” Neville told Inside United.
“The rivalry between the two teams was intense. Both clubs have great history and great success, which always made for some cracking matches. These are the games all the fans want to watch and all the players want to play in.
“Funnily enough, you normally find the little knocks and injuries players are carrying die down in the week leading up to the match. Suddenly, everybody’s fit because everybody wants to play!
“This year, Liverpool have had a great season and it’ll be a fantastic game but, as always, we’ll be looking for maximum points.”