Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville claims that he once “grassed on” former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard in an attempt to avoid a Football Association fine.
And attempting to defend himself to the FA, Neville brought up Gerrard’s celebration in a Merseyside Derby in 2001, where he sprinted down the touchline cupping his ear to the Toffees fans.
“You know when I went up to the Liverpool fans after the game and I got fined.
“I used your celebration; I sort of grassed on you. I said ‘look he did this and you didn’t fine him’.
“It’s some goal though isn’t it.”
Gerrard responded: “It was one of my favourite goals because of where it is and who it was against.
“All the build-up two weeks that before was ‘You’ve got to beat them, you’ve got to beat them. Make sure they don’t beat us.’ I know you had a similar thing with Manchester City.
“There was always a bigger satisfaction when you scored against Everton.”