Gary Neville claimed Man United would win Premier League title before Liverpool last August

Neville's pre-season prediction was way off

Liverpool are back on their perch. 

The Reds were crowned Premier League champions on Thursday night as Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1, officially ending the title race.

But to be honest, we all knew it was over long before that.

Jurgen Klopp's side have been exceptional this season and not even a global pandemic could stop them finally ending 30 years of hurt. 

In fact, many backed Liverpool to win the league before a ball was even kicked last summer.

Given how close they came to finishing ahead of Man City last season, it almost looked inevitable.  

But one man who has been left red-faced by their title triumph is Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville. 

Back in August, he made a bold prediction and suggested Manchester United would win the Premier League before Liverpool. Yes, really. 

Neville's pre-season prediction has come back to haunt him

Here's what he told Sky Sports 10 months ago:

"What I’m saying is, Liverpool, [Man] City, Tottenham, all these clubs have had poor recruitment policies over the last 25 or 30 years. So United are going through one at the moment.

"Eventually they will stumble upon the right recruitment system, the right recruitment people, they’ll get a great manager - hopefully, that’s Ole - and they’ll start to win again. That’s going to happen.

"I can guarantee you as clear as day, Manchester United will win again. They’ll probably win the league before Liverpool, in my opinion. 

Liverpool proved Neville wrong

"That’s not being disrespectful, they’ll probably win the league before Liverpool." 

How did that one work out, Gary? 

We won't rub it in too much, though. Just imagine how hard it is for a former Man United captain to see Liverpool finally win their first Premier League title. 

Liverpool are celebrating title triumph

In fact, shortly after the result at Stamford Bridge, Neville tweeted a waving hand emoji, suggesting he will be taking a break from social media while Reds fans celebrate.

Don't worry though, Gary... maybe next year will be your year?  

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