Chris Sutton destroys Neville brothers as Liverpool goalkeeper debate takes new twist
By Amir Mir
Chris Sutton has destroyed Gary and Phil Neville by stating they are “totally out of order on this one” for their comments on Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.
The Reds shot stopper was at fault for the Merseyside club losing 4-3 to Bournemouth a fortnight ago, a performance which drew criticism from Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.
The 23-year-old then hit back at the former England international by saying he is not bothered by what he thinks.
Karius’ comments were then criticised by his brother Phil on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday night, where the former Everton man told the German to forget criticism and just do his job.
All of this drama has resulted in the out-spoken and former Celtic striker Sutton offering his honest views on the whole saga.
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“Loris Karius should be commended for doing the interview,” Sutton told the Monday night club on BBC Radio 5 live. “Then Gary Neville reacted, lets get it right that was a bit precious of Gary Neville to react, it was a bit of tit for tat.
“Then Phil reacted last night, I mean they are like the Mitchell brothers aren’t they the pair of them? Where Phil was wrong in my book was he was basically saying that players shouldn’t do interviews.
“What did Karius do? He was asked a question, it was a 50 minute interview and he gave an opinion. I mean Gary Neville copped the hump and then Phil backing his brother up. Here is hypocrisy for you, they work in the media.
“The Nevilles are totally out of order on this one.”
The Merseyside club travel to the north east on Wednesday night to take on Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
Ahead of that fixture, Jurgen Klopp also got involved in the on-going debate, where he was also critical of Gary Neville by saying he should not be allowed to talk on TV considering his managerial background.
Karius has played 11 games in all competitions for the Reds this season following his summer move from German outfit FC Mainz.
His arrival to Anfield has meant last season’s first choice keeper Simon Mignolet has had to watch from the bench for the majority of this campaign.
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