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Gary Neville has launched another dig at Liverpool by claiming that they are lacking in intensity and are desperately in need of a rest.

The former Manchester United defender openly criticised the Merseyside club last night on Sky Sports when talking about their 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Loss

The Reds have now dropped to 12th in the Premier League after their third loss in a row and have not won in four games in the league.

Neville said that the reason for Liverpool’s bad form this season is due to their mid-week fixtures in the Champions League and has advised manager Brendan Rodgers, to rest his players that performed at last summer’s World Cup.

Rest

The England coach said: “I feel for a few of them, I think a few of them need taking out and a rest. There is no embarrassment or shame in that.”

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The 39-year old remembers being tired after playing for three years non-stop for both for England at the European Championships in 1996 and the Word Cup in 1998, as well as representing Manchester United and recollects when he took some time off during the Red Devils’ iconic treble winning season in 1998/99.

“I remember playing in 1996, 1997and the summer of 1998 and having two weeks off during the season because I was absolutely knackered. People might not like to hear that at home, with a football player who is well paid, but this too at the moment, looks like a football team that’s carrying dead legs.

Confidence

“That comes from lacking in confidence, these lads have lost the league, they’ve gone to a World Cup, they’ve had three weeks of rest and now they’ve got games every Wednesday and Saturday.

“I don’t think it’s that they don’t want it, these players are good characters. It’s just that at this moment in time they’re mentally struggling and physically struggling.”

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