Gary Neville has warned Jurgen Klopp of his role in helping Liverpool to the title

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Manchester United fans are begrudgingly coming to terms with the very real possibility that Liverpool just might win the Premier League. 

It's almost eight years since the Red Devils overtook their rivals with a record 19th title, a feat they followed up with their 20th two years later. 

Jurgen Klopp's men know they can close that gap over the course of the next 12 games - and their fate is in their own hands, starting with a rather ominous trip to Old Trafford on Sunday. 

United remain unbeaten in the league under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will surely put up much more of a fight than when the two sides met back in December.

In fact, Liverpool's 3-1 defeat on that occasion signalled the end of Jose Mourinho's time in the north-west.

The Reds haven't won at Old Trafford since March 2014, but there's more incentive than ever for them to improve that record this weekend. 

Manchester City are not in Premier League action as they will be taking on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley. 

That presents Liverpool with the perfect chance to take control in the title race. 

And, while they've won just one of their last four in all competitions, Gary Neville has reminded Klopp that it's essential he remains calm ahead of what some are billing as a mini-final of their own. 

Neville's advice to Klopp 

"It’s absolutely critical that Klopp retains his composure," Neville said, via the Mirror.

"Because they haven’t won the league for so long and it’s a club that has been built on championship successes, there is a level of desperation to get one over the line.

"It’s always going to be difficult to get that first one. I lived through it as a Man Utd fan in the early 90s.


"Klopp needs to remain composure because if he loses his temper or gets emotional, that will just rebound.

"The players and the fans haven’t been there before. He has been there before."

Klopp has indeed been there before, winning the Bundesliga twice with Borussia Dortmund. 

A first major honour at Anfield has eluded him so far, though with Spurs having lost to Burnley on Saturday, it's looking increasingly likely that it'll be a two-horse race with City between now and May. 

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