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"I Don't Think" - Gary Neville Makes Controversial Liverpool Claim Ahead Of New Season

Chris Stonadge

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"I Don't Think" - Gary Neville Makes Controversial Liverpool Claim Ahead Of New Season

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Former Manchester United defender and pundit Gary Neville has questioned whether Liverpool's squad has got stronger this transfer window

Neville was speaking with former Liverpool vice-captain and fellow pundit Jamie Carragher about whether the title race would be as tight as it was last season.

Liverpool fell just one point short of Pep Guardiola’s side last term after closing a 14-point gap, but Neville believes that the Reds haven’t strengthened to the level that City have.

Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez and Kalvin Phillips have all arrived at the Etihad Stadium, with the former expected to make a huge impact across the league with his devastating goal scoring record translating from the Bundesliga.

Liverpool invested in a focal point themselves in Darwin Nunez, and added youngsters Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay.

“If you’re making a prediction now, I’d say that City have got stronger,” said Neville, speaking on the Overlap

“I don't think that, hand on heart, you could say that Liverpool have got stronger, because Mane was unbelievable."

"I don't think that you can say that Liverpool are going to be weaker, but you can definitely say City are going to be equal to last season if not better.”

“We don’t know what Nunez is going to do, though.” Carragher added.

“What I’m saying is that both teams are going to be different. Liverpool have never played under Klopp with a big centre-forward, and even Pep - of course, he played with (Sergio) Aguero - but in the last couple of years they haven’t really played with a striker so they’re going to have to adapt and they’re going to be slightly different."

The Reds were written off last campaign after a tough season in 2020/21, but returned strongly to challenge for an unprecedented quadruple. However, they fell short at the last hurdles of the two elite competitions. 

All signs point to it being a battle of Klopp and Guardiola's sides yet again this campaign, and it will once again be very difficult to separate them.

Topics: Gary Neville, Liverpool, Manchester City

Chris Stonadge
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