You can tell he’s enjoying this…
Gary Neville took an unsurprising dig at Liverpool over their quadruple failure on Sunday, after Manchester City were again crowned Premier League champions.
Liverpool came so close to winning the league, which would have also meant they won the treble, but City’s remarkable comeback against Aston Villa meant that Pep Guardiola’s side won the league for the second season in a row.
Gary Neville on Liverpool quadruple failure
Neville took to Twitter after commentating on the City match to share an image of him and Alex Ferguson after Man United won the Champions League in 1999.
The caption was: “They’ll be trying for a long time son to do what we’ve just done.”
“They’ll be trying for a long time son to do what we’ve just done” pic.twitter.com/un3XPlRw18
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) May 22, 2022
Neville is of course referring to the fact that United won the treble that year, including a league title, which is now something Liverpool will be unable to do.
United failed to win the quadruple back in 1999, with Spurs picking up the League Cup with a win against Leicester.
Liverpool can of course still win a treble, but not one that includes the league, which many see as the treble.
Liverpool fans will be quick to point out that while they have won two domestic cups already and have a Champions League final to look forward to, United lost to Crystal Palace on the last day of the season to ensure they finished sixth.
In fact, United were close to being in the European Conference League next season, and needed Brighton to win against West Ham to ensure they managed to qualify for the Europa League.
While Guardiola’s City team are of course incredible, it really is a testament to how difficult it is to win the treble that United won that his side have not yet come close.
Neville’s tweet was definitely a dig at Liverpool, but he was extremely complimentary speaking about Klopp’s side on Sky Sports.