Ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, Gary Neville admitted Liverpool recently forced him to change his stance after he felt they were a “falling” team.
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The Reds have been in relentless form towards the end of the year and found themselves fighting for titles on all four fronts after starting their comeback this season. Premier League title race.
And before Sunday’s final, former Manchester United Defender Neville admits that Klopp’s side have forced him to return because of the belief that Liverpool are “falling apart”.
“I thought Liverpool were falling,” the Sky Sports expert revealed. “Declining from a very, very high position.
“They’re one of the best teams you’ll see in the Premier League a few years before they win it.
“What I think they’ve done is come down to that level a bit, but now it feels like they’re back and they could have an incredible season this year.
“They can go on to win the Premier League, they’re still Champions Leaguethey clearly had a trophy to play for today – I think the winner of this trophy today will be a good guy for the rest of the season. ”
Liverpool have ended a 30-year wait to win the English top flight in 2020, just 12 months after Klopp led the Red Devils to Champions League glory.
The Merseysiders finished a whopping 18 points ahead of the closest challengers City of Manchester back then and their forward trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino produced some stellar performances throughout the campaign.
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The Reds then endured a miserable title defense, eventually securing a top-four finish on the final day of the following season – a campaign in which they were beaten 7-2 by Aston Villa. .
After their recent resurgence, it is clear Neville feels Klopp’s side have recovered from their slump, with Sunday’s trip to Wembley their first in the final likely to be a number of games. grand finale this season.
However, Liverpool face formidable opposition at Chelsea from Thomas Tuchel, who ended a couple of great seasons by winning the Club World Cup recently.
Before the game, Neville had beaten Liverpool to an advantage in the final, with excellent late-game form making them easy contenders.
“You would have to say only Liverpool,” admitted Neville when discussing which team was in the lead before Sunday.
“They have better attacking players, a better team and they look like they’re in for a moment.
“They are in great form, although Chelsea have also started in the last few weeks. I just think Liverpool.”
While the Red Devils also find themselves locked in a two-horse race with Man City for the Premier League title, both sides remain at FA Cup and lead 2-0 in the second leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/neville-u-turn-liverpool-klopp-26342573 Gary Neville makes a U-turn on Liverpool after seeing a "fall" under Jurgen Klopp