Date: 16th May 2017 at 5:55am
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By Amir Mir

Gary Neville has laughed off the public’s decision to vote Emre Can’s overhead kick as the goal of the season.

Sky Sports viewers on Monday Night Football opted to select Can’s incredible strike for Liverpool against Watford as the best goal they have seen this term.

However, Neville wasn’t too impressed as he stated that “if you ever watch X Factor” then there is “always somebody from Liverpool that does well”.

The former Manchester United man stated that the people from Liverpool “always vote for their own in droves”.

Neville made the amusing comment at the people of Liverpool while speaking on Monday Night Football, which aired on Sky Sports 1 after Chelsea had beaten Watford 4-3 at Stamford Bridge.

“It’s a great goal,” Neville told Sky Sports. “But, it is a little unsurprising if you ever watch X Factor or any of those types of programmes, it is always somebody from Liverpool that does well. They always vote for their own in droves, don’t they.”

Can’s strike beat Olivier Giroud’s scorpion kick against Crystal Palace and Eden Hazard’s solo effort against rivals Arsenal.

Neville himself had voted for Giroud’s “unique” goal, with his Monday Night Football colleague, Jamie Carragher selecting Andy Carroll’s overhead kick for West Ham.

Midfielder Can had received 35 per cent of the votes from the Sky Sports viewers, with Giroud in second with 20 per cent and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s own scorpion kick receiving 17 per cent of the vote.

The incredible bicycle kick from Can was scored while the German player was making a run into the penalty area before he acrobatically converted Lucas’ cross.

It was the fifth goal he had scored in the Premier League this season as Jurgen Klopp’s side went on to clinch all three points during that match.

In other Liverpool news, Charlie Adam has revealed what Glen Johnson has told him about this Reds first-teamer. 

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