After your side have just lost 4-0 in a high-profile Premier League match, you’d think to lay low on social media for a few days.
However, Gary Neville had other ideas and attempted to deflect the pain he felt from Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea on rivals Liverpool.
We find it rather bizarre that, just hours after Jose Mourinho’s side were thrashed by Chelsea, Neville felt it would the perfect time to attempt to troll a Liverpool side that sit six points ahead of them in the league.
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Last Monday, Jose Mourinho’s side held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield as they frustrated the home side throughout the 90 minutes.
After the game, Neville took a picture of a slogan somewhere inside the stadium which read: ‘Anfield, where greatness happens.’
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The former right-back took to Twitter this morning and posted: ‘Taken at Anfield Monday…"happened.”’
Of course, Neville is pointing out the fact that Liverpool haven’t won the title since 1990 and claims that no ‘greatness’ has happened inside Anfield for many years.
However, it was always a risky move to post such a tweet the morning after the world had watched United get dismantled by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
And Neville is probably regretting doing so after he received hundreds of replies alluding to the 4-0 scoreline.
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Neville even replied to a follower who claimed that he was only trying to hide his anger at United’s dismal display. He said: “Sort of!! I hope they don't win the league or that tweet could be painful!”
Liverpool may have been unable to beat the Red Devils last week during a drab affair but they stand a better chance of winning the league than Mourinho’s side this season. Jurgen Klopp’s team have already beaten Arsenal and Chelsea away from home and are currently level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the league.
Following the 0-0 draw between the two sides last week, Neville admitted that Mourinho's side aren't good enough to win the league this season - and this was before the 4-0 thrashing by Chelsea.
"It tells you where United are but they aren't ready (to win the league),' he said on Sky Sports.
"It's like when he went back to Chelsea and admitted he couldn't win the title. They (United) don't have the quality."
However, Klopp's side have other ideas and many pundits are backing them for glory come the end of the campaign. And if the Merseysiders can end their league wait for a league title, then expect that Neville tweet to get thousands of retweets from gleeful Liverpool fans come May. He probably would have deleted by then, though.