Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has called the match between Liverpool and Manchester City “worse than a funeral”.
The 3-1 victory at Anfield put Jurgen Klopp’s side nine points clear of the defending champions, in fourth, and eight ahead of Leicester and Chelsea.
They have taken 34 points from a possible 36 since the start of the season and the only other two clubs to have been in a similar position – Manchester United in 1993 and City in 2017 – both went on to win the title.
And the former right-back admits that Liverpool could become a “real power” if they win the title and is still hoping another team can “keep it away” from their clutches.
Neville said on his own Sky Sports podcast: “It’s as painful as it gets. I have worn all black today with a black tie as well.
“It was a funeral match today, it was worse than a funeral. This is my funeral and you are witnessing it as we speak. I’m a Manchester United fan and for 20 years to get the title back and keep it away from Liverpool.
“This is one club that can compete with Manchester United in terms of globe fanbase, scale, tradition, history, and success.
“If they get a Premier League title under their belt they become a real power. It is painful as a United fan and we are where we are at this moment of time.”