Gary Neville delivers his verdict on Liverpool's title chances
By Amir Mir
Gary Neville has stated that Liverpool are “a lot closer” than Manchester United in regards to the Premier League title race after their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
Sky Sports pundit Neville also believes Jurgen Klopp’s side have “a big run coming up” as they enter a hectic schedule.
The Reds travel to Plymouth in three days time for an FA Cup third round replay before taking on league strugglers Swansea next Saturday in the Premier League.
They are then in EFL Cup action when they host Southampton on January 25 for a place in the final before rounding off the month with an all important tie against Chelsea at Anfield.
After Liverpool secured a point on Sunday afternoon, former United defender Neville was asked what it means for their title chances on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday programme.
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“For Liverpool, they are a lot closer to it,” Neville told Sky Sports. “They have put an incredible amount of effort into that game today and it will be interesting to see if they are able to repeat that. They are a lot closer than United at this moment in time.”
James Milner gave Klopp’s side the lead in Manchester when he converted from the penalty spot in the first half after Paul Pogba handled in the penalty area.
The away team battled throughout the game as their pressing and work rate in the first half outshone the quality of the home side.
As the game entered its final ten minutes, United found an equaliser through Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his well-guided header crossed the line.
After that point, the Merseyside club move up to third in the table on 45 points from 21 games, seven behind leaders Chelsea.
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