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Gary Neville was cut off by Dave Jones mid-rant during iconic Monday Night Football moment

Gary Neville was cut off by Dave Jones mid-rant during iconic Monday Night Football moment

Neville was speaking about Chelsea's outing in the Carabao Cup on Sunday when he was interrupted by presenter Dave Jones.

Gary Neville delivered a meme-worthy response to Dave Jones after the Monday Night Football host interrupted him mid-sentence while speaking about Chelsea.

Former Manchester United defender Neville described Mauricio Pochettino's side as "billion-pound bottle-jobs" during Sunday's Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool.

It came after Virgil van Dijk scored the winner for Jurgen Klopp's side, who finished Sunday's game with a host of academy players, including Jayden Danns, James McConnell and Bobby Clark.

Chelsea, meanwhile, fielded a starting XI worth around £470 million.

Neville later admitted to feeling some regret over his words that followed Van Dijk's goal, but the pundit explained his choice of wording during coverage of Monday Night Football.

"I'm not going to sit here and say it was an instinctive commentary moment," he said. "I mean it was instinctive as I didn't know what was going to happen in extra time. Peter [Drury] did about 30 seconds after the goal went in and Carra had about 25 seconds.

"If you heard my commentary of Chelsea during extra-time, I was getting angrier with them from the first minute to around two minutes to go. I could smell the fear in Chelsea when I noticed they were sitting off Liverpool. Why were they letting these young lads and Jurgen Klopp grow in confidence?

"There was a chorus from the Liverpool fans for about five minutes because they could smell the blood and the fear in those blue shirts.

"At half-time, Mauricio Pochettino had to get the message into his players that they had 15 minutes to beat or not lose to a side that only had two players who would get into their starting XI - Luis Diaz and Virgil van Dijk.

"They needed to leave that pitch with no regrets. Chelsea had to grab the moment but they shrunk."

Neville continued to speak on the incident when he was interrupted by MNF presenter Dave Jones because of time restraints – a moment that delivered a big thumbs up and a "thanks Dave" comment.

He then turned around from the camera, leaving Jones, Jamie Carragher and Gael Clichy in floods of laughter in the Sky Sports studio.

Ally McCoist was quick to criticise Neville over his "unfair" comment during Liverpool's Carabao Cup final win.

And it didn't take long for Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino to respond to the "billion-pound bottle job" comment.

“I didn’t hear what he said, but if you compare the age of the two groups, I think it is similar,” Pochettino said. “I have a good relationship with Gary and I don’t know if that’s how I can take this opinion. But I respect his opinion. We made a few changes with [Conor] Gallagher and [Ben] Chilwell in extra time.

“But it is true we didn’t keep the energy of how we finished the second half. I don’t know how you can describe this situation. But I feel proud. I feel proud of the players, I think they made a big effort.

“We are a young team and it is nothing to compare with Liverpool just because they finished with also a few young players. He knows the dynamics are completely different. I think it’s not fair to talk in this way, if he said that.”

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Topics: Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Liverpool, Chelsea, Carabao Cup