Is Gary Neville’s worst nightmare about to come true for the second time in two years? Will Liverpool be crowned champions of England once again this season?
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in scintillating form of late, hammering both Watford and Manchester United 5-0 in the Premier League.
They also held Manchester City to a 2-2 draw in early October and are the only unbeaten team in England’s top division.
Mohamed Salah has been on fire during the opening weeks of the 2021-22 campaign – an increasing number of fans and pundits believe he’s currently the world’s best player – while the Reds also look defensively solid.
Unfortunately, the complete opposite is true of Neville’s team, Man United.
The Red Devils have picked up 14 points from their opening seven games and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has three matches to save his job, starting against Tottenham on Saturday.
Although they’re only eight points behind league-leaders Chelsea as things stand, that gap will widen considerably over the coming months, barring a minor miracle.
The Premier League title race is already shaping up to include three clubs: Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City.
It’s hard to see United fighting their way back to pole position from their current predicament.
If Liverpool are eventually crowned champions of England for the second time in three seasons, they would pull level with United in terms of the most titles won (20) in English football history.
And Neville, who jokingly suggested that he might have to move to Papa New Guinea if Liverpool won the 2019-20 title, knows the stick coming his way will be absolutely relentless once again.
Sky’s Gary Neville video when Liverpool won PL title
Even Neville’s employers, Sky Sports, poked fun at the former Man Utd captain – who, for our money, has been the best pundit on TV for the past decade – with a video that went viral on social media.
#WheresGary trended on Twitter thanks to Sky’s brilliant minute-long video, which features sensational acting from the likes of Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness.
Watch it here:
That is incredible.
Who knew Souness and Carragher were such good actors?
We’d love to see what Sky Sports have up their sleeve if Neville’s worst fears become reality again this season.
And the way Klopp’s side are performing right now, you certainly can’t rule it out.
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