Neville: I would hate to play against Liverpool’s forwards

Date published: Monday 15th January 2018 9:45

Gary Neville admits he would have hated to play against Liverpool’s forward line.

Liverpool ended Manchester City’s unbeaten Premier League run in spectacular fashion on Sunday, beating the runaway league leaders 4-3 at Anfield.

You should read 16 Conclusions on the game, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain apparently establishing himself as the new Steven Gerrard.

Neville was doing commentary for Sky Sports, and perhaps saw a resemblance in Roberto Firmino’s goal, the Brazilian shrugging off John Stones before chipping the ball over Ederson.

The Manchester United legend praised Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane after the game.

“The finishes were wonderful,” he told the Gary Neville podcast. “They’re a potent front three.

“I always think about front lines I wouldn’t want to play against, I would not want to play against that front line!

“With Coutinho they are stronger, but they make runs that I don’t want forwards making against me. They run with and without the ball, they make runs between full back and centre-back, which makes you question when do leave them, when to play them offside, when to pass them off to your centre-back.

“Jurgen Klopp has to be given credit for that. He’s built a team that represents him and the way he wants football to be played. They’re a really, really dangerous front three.”

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