Gary Neville believes Newcastle and Manchester United will be sweating over Liverpool’s late-season resurgence in the race for Champions League qualification.
Curtis Jones’ double pushed Leicester to the brink of relegation as the Merseysiders cruised to a 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium – two years to the day since the Foxes’ FA Cup triumph.
The midfielder’s first-half brace and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stunner eased the visitors to victory as the hosts capitulated to leave them staring at the drop.
That it came on the anniversary of their first ever FA Cup win underlined the 2016 Premier League champions’ fall from grace – but Liverpool moved to within a point of Manchester United as their late charge for the top four continued.
Jurgen Klopp celebrated wildly with his travelling supporters at the final whistle with his trademark three first bumps.
His side have won each of their last seven Premier League games, with only Manchester City stringing a longer run of wins together this season (11 currently), while it’s the Reds’ longest winning streak in the competition in over a year, since a 10-game run between January and April 2022.
Neville told Monday Night Football: “Manchester United and Newcastle still have a job to do. Jurgen Klopp’s fist-pump at the end is definitely something that, if you’re a Newcastle or a Manchester United player, you recognise as ‘he’s coming for you’. I think he’s sending them a message.