Gary Neville attended Liverpool’s game against Tottenham as the Reds won 2-1. After the win, Liverpool are currently first in the league with 79 points as 2nd placed Manchester City has played a game less.
Neville says the hard work is just beginning for Liverpool in the Premier League title run-in, but used an old Manchester United saying to describe what he’s seeing from Jurgen Klopp’s men.
“For the first time this season I felt we were on the run-in – you could feel it at the end of the game,” Neville told Sky Sports .
“The Liverpool crowd went wild and you could see that emotion with Jurgen Klopp celebrating with the Kop. If they win it, it’ll be an incredible place to be. If they don’t win it, it’ll also be incredible in some ways because of the tension, the anxiety, the passion.
“A loss would have been a huge blow – not terminal but a huge blow. A draw wouldn’t have been the worst result in the world because it’s a tough game and they will drop points on the way – there’s no doubt about it.
“I don’t think City will win every game either but if Tottenham had gone on and scored people would have talking about the meltdown, Liverpool blowing it. It was a huge victory.
“They weren’t at their best, Liverpool, and once Tottenham sorted out the tactical side of things in the first half where they just had a problem with the narrow midfield getting out to the full-backs – Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold were running wild down those wings – Tottenham played a good game here and will feel really disappointed.”
And later, Neville said the way Liverpool achieved the win reminded him of his United days. He said: “We used to have this saying at United: ‘Something’s just happening’. You can’t explain it.”