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Gary Neville calls for 'all-dayer' to celebrate embarrassing Liverpool milestone

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Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has risked the wrath of Liverpool supporters on social media after taking to Twitter to suggest partaking in an all-day celebration to commemorate the Merseyside club's 25-year anniversary since they were last crowned English champions.

The retired Red Devils defender - who now works primarily as a Sky Sports pundit, but is also assistant manager to Roy Hodgson in the England national team set-up - responded to Times sport journalist Oliver Kay's Tuesday morning post with a light-hearted dig aimed at Anfield fans, which is sure to ruffle a few feathers.

Kay tweeted at 7.40am to inform his 303,000 followers that 28 April 2015 marked a quarter of a century since Liverpool last lifted the top-flight title. On this day in 1990 the Reds became champions of England for the 18th time, but they've had to wait a very long period to claim their next domestic crown.

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To make matters worse during this unbearably frustrating barren spell, Liverpool supporters have not only watched arch rivals Manchester United win 13 Premier League titles under the illustrious tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, but also surpass their grand total of English titles and beat them to that landmark No.20 when they last picked up the trophy in 2013.

Neville was not part of Ferguson's side for his final season in charge at Old Trafford but did win eight league titles along the way, which presumably provided him with enough reason to justify poking fun at Liverpool.

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Brendan Rodgers's side did come close to claiming top spot last season but lost out to United's neighbours Manchester City in the final few games of 2013/14, meaning their unenviable drought continues.

The Reds have landed some trophies since their last league triumph, winning three FA Cups, four League Cups, two Community Shields, the UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and most notably the Champions League in 2005.

However, that elusive Premier League title is the one that all Liverpool supporters really want, although they'll have to wait another year at least with the team currently languishing in fifth place in the table and facing a fight to even secure Champions League football next season.

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