By Amir Mir

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes his celebration for Rio Ferdinand’s last-minute winner against Liverpool in 2006 was so good, it was worth a 120-match ban.

Right-back Neville caused a stir in an infamous celebration when he kissed the United badge in front of the Reds supporters at Old Trafford, soon after Ferdinand’s winner.

Former England international Neville was criticised for his actions at the time and fined £10,000 by the authorities.

However, the Neville has recalled the moment with relish with former Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports.

When asked by his Sky Sports colleague whether the celebration was worth it, Neville replied: “Absolutely, it was worth a 120-match ban!

“It was probably one of the best moments because we were struggling at the time, we hadn’t won the league for three years and it just felt like one of the best moments we had in a couple of years.”

The former Premier League duo were speaking ahead of the north-west clash between their former teams.

Jose Mourinho takes his United side to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Monday night, looking to win the first bragging rights of the 2016/17 campaign.

In other Liverpool team news, BBC Sports pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted an easy win for this team as Manchester United take on the Reds at Anfield.