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Gary Neville's warning to Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool as Premier League battle heats up


The former Manchester United skipper has dissected Liverpool’s hopes for a second title in three seasons up against the likes of in-form outfits Manchester City and Chelsea

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Gary Neville has explained where Liverpool could come unstuck in their pursuit of this season’s Premier League title.

Jurgen Klopp ‘s men responded to their first defeat of the season just before the international break in emphatic fashion on Saturday evening.

Putting their 3-2 loss at the London Stadium to West Ham behind them, the Reds ran riot to hammer Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield to steer their title tilt back on course.

The victory put Liverpool briefly into second, before Man City pushed Klopp’s men back down to third after their comfortable 3-0 win against Everton at home on Sunday afternoon.

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Liverpool’s star-studded attack put Arsenal to the sword on Saturday evening
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Thomas Tuchel ‘s Chelsea currently lead the pack with 29 points, with Pep Guardiola ‘s City side in second on 26 as Liverpool breathe down their necks on 25 after 12 games played.

All three have faced each other once already this season, City boasting the best record of four points from the two games against their nearest title rivals.

Liverpool, meanwhile, picked up a point from each after drawing against both City and Chelsea – both fixtures coming at home, ensuring some stern away tests await them later on in the season.





When analysing the title race, Neville conceded that Liverpool boast the best starting eleven of any team in the Premier League, labelling them a ‘great side’.

However, the ex-United defender feels the Reds lack of ‘investment power’ could hinder them as the season goes on and squad depth comes into play.

Speaking on the Sky Sports Gary Neville podcast, he explained: “I think it’s most difficult for Liverpool because they are so finely tuned, the other two have bigger and better squads.

“Liverpool, I said earlier on in the season, I think have the best eleven. That doesn’t change, but if two or three of those go missing then it does cause a real problem.

“What Liverpool will want is to be within a point or two with four, five or six games to go, with the history, tradition and Jurgen Klopp’s energy. Then I think they’ll become really dangerous.”




However, Neville feels getting to that stage in itself will be a tough task for Klopp’s side, claiming: “To get there would be a bigger struggle for them than it would be for Chelsea and Man City.

“They’re in there at the moment and they’re a great side, but they haven’t got the investment power of City and Chelsea, and the depth of squad.

“You see what the bench was today (Man City vs Everton on Sunday) and the bench at Chelsea, they’re just exceptional squads in any season in any era.”

Liverpool’s next fixture comes in Europe when they welcome Porto to Anfield – having already qualified for the knockout stages – before two Premier League clashes against Southampton and rivals Everton follow in quick succession.


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